SINGAPORE: The country’s third Community Care Apartments project will be launched in December, with 250 assisted living flats in Bedok to be put up for sale.

These flats are part of the 1,234 flats at Chai Chee Green BTO development, where seniors will live alongside families in three, four and five-room flats “to encourage intergenerational bonding, as well as foster inclusivity and community interaction.” The senior-friendly flats measure around 32 square meters. They come with fittings that older residents will likely find needful, including grab bars, wheelchair-accessible bathrooms with slip-resistant flooring, and wide wheelchair-friendly main doors.

There will also be a service yard with a drying rack that seniors can access from the flat’s bathroom. Also, each assisted living flat already has a wardrobe, cabinets and a furnished kitchen to facilitate a quick moving-in process for seniors, as the need for renovations will be minimal. The design of each flat is an open-layout one that has partitions separating the bedroom from the living room.

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As for their health needs, residents living in these facilities will subscribe to a Basic Service Package, which gives them access to basic health monitoring and 24-hour emergency monitoring and response. A community manager will also be available to help seniors connect with care services and household items needing simple fixing.

For their socialization needs, the furnished communal spaces on each floor are there for the residents to “use as extensions of their own living rooms.” There is an eating house and a residents’ networking centre nearby.

As for seniors who need a higher degree of assistance with daily tasks, they may avail of meal delivery, laundry, and housekeeping. These services come with an additional cost.

There is also accessible public transportation nearby, with MRT stations such as Bedok North Station on the Downtown Line and Bedok Station and Kembangan Station on the East-West Line.  There are also bus services on Chai Chee Lane.

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More information about the assisted flats at Bedok is available at an exhibition at the Atrium of HDB Hub, which began on Nov 30. However, visits to the exhibition are by appointment only via online booking. Call the HDB Sales/Resale Customer Service Line at 1800 866 3066 for more information on the CCA at Chai Chee Green.

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