In a special collaboration with Jurong Central Grassroots Organisations (GROs) and insurer Aviva Singapore, Singapore Red Cross (SRC) is offering Home Monitoring and Eldercare (HoME+) service to 50 elderly homes in Jurong Central.
Comprising two motion sensors, a door sensor and an alert button, the Red Cross HoME+ notes the movement patterns of people, and notifies SRC of any abnormality. SRC will then deploy a volunteer to respond.
Member of Parliament (MP) for Jurong GRC and advisor to the Jurong Central GROs, Ang Wei Neng explained that HoME+ is particularly relevant in Jurong where a significant number of seniors live alone.
With Aviva’s S$135,000 sponsorship, 50 seniors living on their own will be covered by Red Cross HoME+ service throughout their lifetime.
On 15 July, Education Minister Ong Ye Kung, National Development Minister Lawrence Wong and Manpower Minister Josephine Teo, interacted with the residents who benefited from the home monitoring and response system by Red Cross.
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