Start an ALF

Assisted Living Facilities (ALFs) have been pioneered in various countries overseas, but only very lately in Singapore. A number of individuals and families have expressed their desire for such facilities, and a number of hospitality corporations have expressed interest in setting up such facilities. ALFA was set up to provide guidelines as well as services new operators might need.

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New operators are likely to face different issues, and ALFA hopes to help such individuals or groups overcome the hurdles, making the process of setting up an ALF more seamless and stress-free.

ALFs will contribute greatly to eldercare in Singapore by providing options beyond normal nursing home care. This model of care ensures that seniors are well-looked after while offering the possibility of independent living. As the demand grows for more sophisticated standards of care, we can expect the ALF scene in Singapore to thrive in the coming years.

Stay in an ALF

The Assisted Living care model is particularly attractive because it provides an engaging, wholesome environment for seniors. Seniors are invited to partake in the activities of daily living, and to be open to meeting new neighbours. More able-bodied seniors are encouraged to meet their friends, go grocery shopping, cook, exercise, either within the safety of the ALF compound, or accompanied by ALF staff. Thus, ALF care offers the safety of 24hr supervision, should it be required, but also the freedom to carry on activities of daily living. Seniors will be assessed on their suitability for ALFs, and then recommended a suitable living arrangement or viable alternatives.

If you are interested in staying in an ALF, or would like to recommend it to someone you know, how many of the following can you/they do on your/their own? Let us know the results at our contact.

  1. Eating
  2. Bathing/Showering
  3. Grooming/Dressing
  4. Walking
  5. Taking Medications
  6. Going to the toilet