SASCO Senior Citizens’ Home was set up on 21 January, 1981 at a HDB void deck in Telok Blangah to provide lodging and care for the destitute elderly regardless of race, language or religion. We were registered with the Commissioner of Charities in the same year, and attained IPC status on 23 November, 1989.
We are also affiliated to the National Council of Social Service (NCSS) and is a member of the NCSS Charitable Fund. When the Home was first set up, it took in 10 residents from the now defunct Woodstock Home. The intake soon expanded, with the Home consistently running at the full capacity of 20 residents at our old premises. The Home’s occupancy continued to increase steadily since we moved to the new premises at Home@Hong San, now renamed Evergreen Place. We are able to accommodate up to a total of 102 seniors here.
Besides lodging and personal care, the Home provides a range of organised activities for our residents. These include karaoke sessions, board games, art and craft, and other group activities. To meet the residents’ rehabilitative needs, professional physiotherapy sessions are conducted at least twice weekly. Spiritual needs are also not forgotten, and there is a private prayer room for residents of all religions to use. Basic recreational resources such as television sets, reading materials and board games are also available.
SASCO’s services cover the following areas of eldercare under the purview of two government ministries, which are MOH and MSF:
Friends of Dementia
Community Dementia Care
Home Help Service
Integrated Home and Day Care (IHDC)
Click here for more details on our services under MOH
Click here for more details on our services under MSF
SASCO Senior Citizens’ Home (SASCO@Hong San), our Sheltered Home, conducts a wide range of activities that promotes healthy living and wellness for the frail elderly. These are:
Art & Craft
Music & movement therapy
Where our Hong San Home provides Intermediate and Long Term Care (ILTC) in a residential setting, our Integrated Daycare Centres and Senior Activity Centres (SACs) offer centre-based and Ageing-in-Place care respectively. They are:
SASCO@Hong Kah North (Daycare)
SASCO@Jurong West (Daycare)
SASCO@Telok Blangah (Daycare)
SASCO@West Coast (Daycare)
We also offer home care services through our sascoHOMECARE programme.
Courtesy posting by NextLifeBook.com