Elderly Care more affordable across the Causeway

Extracted from The Star,

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SINGAPORE: In a quiet private estate within Taman Johor, a 30-minute drive from the Causeway, there is a large two-storey bungalow with high ceilings and a lush garden.

At first glance, it looks like a typical suburban residence. But it is really a nursing home, and Singaporean Andrew Tan is one of its residents.

The house is part of a cluster of 10 bungalows within the estate, making up the City Heart Care Nursing Home.

“There are computers for me to check my Facebook page, my own TV to watch the news and I can even go to the coffee shop outside for noodles,” said Tan, 43, who is paralysed from the chest down after a car accident 20 years ago.

His family, who lives in Singapore, sent him there as his ageing parents no longer have the strength to care for him.

After visiting more than 10 nursing homes in Singapore and Malaysia, the former electrical technician, who is single, chose City Heart Care as “it does not feel or smell like a hospital”.

“I also have my own room, which means I have privacy when my diapers need changing,” he said.

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