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Nursing Homes in Singapore: Refuge of Last Resort

In a report entitled “Safe but Soulless — Nursing Homes Need a New Narrative” published by Lien Foundation and Khoo Chwee Neo Foundation in 2016 as part of their advocacy project focused on improving Singapore’s nursing homes, one statistic jumped out at me. In 2015, Singapore’s has 26.1 nursing beds per 1000 people aged 65 and above — which at that time, was the lowest in the past 15 years. By contrast, the OECD – an organization made up of developed countries – has an average of 45.2 beds per 1000. Even with the Singapore government’s effort to add capacity, the target is only 28.3 beds per 1000 by 2020.

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