20 Jul '12, 2pm

Diary of A Singaporean Mind: More S'poreans sending their parents to Johor nursing homes...:

"For some Singaporeans, growing old means living across the Causeway - in a nursing home in Johor Baru. Home operators there say about 10 percent of their clients are now Singaporeans and they are getting more enquiries from Singapore families. Many moved their seniors or disabled relatives up north, citing more affordable care" - TNP, 11 Jul 2012[Link ] The facts are very simple. Even with govt subsidy, the fees for nursing homes in Johor are much lower than one in Singapore. Many Singaporean families are under strain financially - we have 440,000 low income workers who qualify for Workfare to supplement their income because it is very difficult for them to make ends meet. The rising cost of living has pushed some Singaporeans to make painful choices. It is best for our loved ones especially those who are old and those who are disabled to stay close to us so that we can v...

Full article: http://singaporemind.blogspot.com/2012/07/more-sporeans-s...

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@Rovaa Oh yah,Op.. Sekedar saran,kl mo ke Johor jgn weekend (termasuk Jumat).Krn rame bgt yg pulang ke Johor hr Jumat..

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