Financial and social assistance are available for caregivers and care recipients.
For Elderly Care Recipients
ElderShield is a severe disability insurance scheme that provides basic financial protection to those who need long-term care, especially during old age.
The Senior's Mobility and Enabling Fund provides financial assistance for seniors that will enable them to remain mobile and to live independently in the community. It offers subsidies for assistive devices, transport and consumable items.
For All Care Recipients and Caregivers
The Caregivers Training Grant (CTG) offers training subsidies for caregivers to enhance their capabilities in providing care.
ComCare provides social assistance for low-income individuals and families.
(the Home Caregiving Grant
replaces the Foreign Domestic Worker (FDW) Grant from October 2019)
The Home Caregiving Grant (HCG) is a $200 monthly cash payout
to help families support their loved ones with permanent moderate to severe
disabilities. This grant can be used to defray expenses relating to caregiving,
such as the costs of eldercare and caregiver support services in the community,
or hiring of a Foreign Domestic Worker (FDW).
This scheme enables families who employ foreign domestic workers as full-time caregivers of their loved ones with disabilities to pay a lower monthly foreign worker levy.