PETALING JAYA: While many senior citizens at aged care homes enjoy the community and activities there, they know that looking for a home at affordable rates can be a challenge. Mariam Ramlah, 72, started living in an aged care home when she and her family members saw that she needed assistance in her daily living and activities. “I heard from others that staying in aged care homes can run up to a few thousand ringgit. “There is a long waiting list for government-owned aged care homes and a lot of procedures to undertake before one can start living there, ” said Mariam. Sri Mesra manager Faezah Ali said many NGOs who open aged care homes had to be proactive and creative with fundraising.
Source: The Star September 19, 2020 00:33 UTC