For seniors, adjusting to life back home after a stroke or fall can be a trying process. Safe Home Scheme offers a one-stop home modification service to retrofit a safer home and more accessible home environment to improve the quality of life and safety for this vulnerable group. Modification works include widening doors, levelling floors and building ramps for wheelchair access and installing grab bars.
As the only community-funded initiative for customised home modification in Singapore, the scheme supports 150 financially disadvantaged individuals every year. Since the scheme started in 2013, a total of about 700 homes have benefited from home modifications. Implemented in partnership with TOUCH Community Services, Safe Home Scheme has seen encouraging results over the years, with more than 90% of the applicants reporting functional improvements, thus enabling more seniors to live safely in their homes.
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