CAL in the Media
30 January 2023
News analysis: Why the young should take an interest in taking good care of seniors as Singapore’s population ages
On 30 January, the Ministry of Health rolled out the 2023 Action Plan for Successful Ageing. Sociology and gerontology experts agreed on the benefits of the refreshed Plan, especially for the younger generation who are or will become caregivers for their ageing parents.
Some goals of the Plan include offering more financial assistance for caregivers, boosting the capabilities and capacity of caregivers, as well as stepping up early detection and prevention of dementia. Tricia Lee, Head of Communications at CAL, noted that the changes and enhanced support for caregivers would be beneficial. CAL also encourages secondary caregivers, including family members, to share the caregiving burden with the primary caregiver to prevent burnout.