PHOTOS FROM THE GROUND: What it’s like to live in a private nursing home
by Najeer Yusof
IT’S been a year since Saint Bernadette Lifestyle Village began operations, and the elderly folks are there to celebrate by having a Chinese New Year Reunion Dinner with a nine-course meal.
St Bernadette is one of Singapore’s few assisted living facilities where the eight residents, who are all above 70 years old, lease private bedrooms over a six-month period. Residents retain their independence and are mostly able to perform basic chores, such as feed and dress themselves. A nurse is available to care for the residents 24/7.
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Here’s how the residents at St Bernadette spend their time there:
Additional reporting by Wan Ting Koh.
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