As Singapore ages, companies begin to offer different forms of care facilities

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SINGAPORE (Jan 8): Beatrice Lopez, 85, was among the first batch of medical social workers trained in Singapore. Now retired and having lost most of her eyesight, she still takes pride in maintaining an active lifestyle: she sometimes has friends over and enjoys shopping at Bukit Timah Plaza.

Lopez is one of eight residents at St Bernadette Lifestyle Village, an assisted-living facility (ALF) where seniors enjoy their independence while staff help with chores and monitor their health. The facility is housed in a single-storey bungalow in the upscale Bukit Timah neighbourhood, and boasts a...(click on link for full story on