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.
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.