Let’s look at the respective cost in the various aspects.
a. Community Hospital
You may be discharged from the hospital but that doesn’t mean you have fully recovered. You will need additional inpatient care such as therapy and rehabilitation, nursing care and the need of caregiver to provide help with daily living. The estimated cost is around $8,000 – $9,000 a month. There are government subsidies between $1,800 to $7,000 a month which you can apply for.
b. Nursing Home
These are for patients who cannot take care of themselves in their own home and need significant assistance in daily assistance. It costs around $1,200 – $3,500 a month. You can tap into government subsidies and Medifund for selected homes only.
c. Respite Care
Those that require temporary help can apply for respite care costing around $100-$150 a day.
d. Inpatient Hospice Care
Patients who suffered from advanced and progressive diseases, and require highly-skills, multidisciplinary medical and nursing care to relieve symptoms at the end-of-life (e.g. pain, breathlessness, nausea and vomiting etc)
It costs around $7,000 a month payable via Medisave (selected hospices only).
e. Day Rehabilitation Centre
For patients who undergoing therapy to regain ability to perform daily activities. Estimated cost: $700-$1,000
f. Dementia Day Care Centre
Estimated cost: $700-$850
g. Hospice Day Care Centre
For patients with cancer and life-limiting disease. Estimated cost $700-$850
h. Home Medical Service:
For patients with mobility issues, home medical service is an option and cost around $130-$200 per visit
i. Home Nursing:
For housebound or bedridden patients who require nursing care. Estimated cost: From $80 per visit
j. Home Therapy:
For housebound or bedridden patients who are unable to visit a day rehabilitation center. Estimated cost: $100-$150 per visit
k. Home Help:
For housebound patients who live alone and require assistance with daily living. Estimated cost around $100-$150 per visit
l. Hospice Medical / Nursing Home Care:
For patients with cancer and life-limiting illnesses. Estimated cost: $150-$220 per visit
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