Info / Resources

We hope the information and resources provided here will be a useful guide to help patients and their caregivers cope better with the different  challenges in their MND journey.

Government / Assistance Schemes

CPF / Medisave


Scheme Who is it for? Assistance Amount How to Apply

Withdrawal of CPF Ordinary or Special Accounts (on medical grounds)

Those with reduced life expectancy and/or permanently unfit for work due to a medical condition, certified by a doctor

Depending on the extent of reduced life expectancy and CPF balances, you may withdraw a of $5000 or more.

CPF Board
https://www.cpf.gov.sg

MediSave Care

1. Those with Medisave Account balance of at least $5000

2. Unable to perform 3 or more of 6 Activities of Daily Living, as certified by an MOH - accredited severe disability assessor

Depending on the Medisave Account balance, you may withdraw up to $200/month in cash from your own or spouse’s account

Agency for Integrated Care
https://www.aic.sg/financial-assistance/medisave-care

Outpatient rental of devices for long-term oxygen therapy

Those with chronic ventilatory failure

You may withdraw up to $150/month from your Medisave Account

Check with the medical team who prescribes oxygen therapy

CareShield Life

1. Those born in 1980 or later will be automatically covered from 1 Oct 2020 or when they turn 30, whichever is later

2. Those born in 1979 or earlier can choose to join from end 2021, if they are not severely disabied

3. To make a claim, unable to perform 3 or more of the 6 Activities of Daily Living, as certified by an MOH - accredited severe disability assessor

Starting from $600/month in 2020 and increasing annually till age 67 or when one makes a successful claim, whichever is earlier

Agency for Integrated Care
https://www.aic.sg/financial-assistance/careshield-life

ElderShield

Those unable to perform 3 or more of the 6 Activities of Daily Living, as certified by an MOH - accredited severe disability assessor

Depending on the plan you have, either $300/month for up to 60 months or $400 per month for up to 72 months

Download the form online depending on which insurer you are covered under:
Aviva
Great Eastern
NTUC Income

Scheme

Withdrawal of CPF Ordinary or Special Accounts (on medical grounds)

Who is it for?

Those with reduced life expectancy and/or permanently unfit for work due to a medical condition, certified by a doctor

Assistance Amount

Depending on the extent of reduced life expectancy and CPF balances, you may withdraw a of $5000 or more.

How to Apply

CPF Board
https://www.cpf.gov.sg

Scheme

MediSave Care

Who is it for?

1. Those with Medisave Account balance of at least $5000

2. Unable to perform 3 or more of 6 Activities of Daily Living, as certified by an MOH - accredited severe disability assessor

Assistance Amount

Depending on the Medisave Account balance, you may withdraw up to $200/month in cash from your own or spouse’s account

How to Apply

Agency for Integrated Care
https://www.aic.sg/
financial-assistance/medisave-care

Scheme

Outpatient rental of devices for long-term oxygen therapy

Who is it for?

Those with chronic ventilatory failure

Assistance Amount

Depending on the Medisave Account balance, you may withdraw up to $200/month in cash from your own or spouse’s account

How to Apply

Check with the medical team who prescribes oxygen therapy

Scheme

CareShield Life

Who is it for?

1. Those born in 1980 or later will be automatically covered from 1 Oct 2020 or when they turn 30, whichever is later

2. Those born in 1979 or earlier can choose to join from end 2021, if they are not severely disabied

3. To make a claim, unable to perform 3 or more of the 6 Activities of Daily Living, as certified by an MOH - accredited severe disability assessor

Assistance Amount

Starting from $600/month in 2020 and increasing annually till age 67 or when one makes a successful claim, whichever is earlier

How to Apply

Agency for Integrated Care
https://www.aic.sg/
financial-assistance/careshield-life

Scheme

ElderShield

Who is it for?

Those unable to perform 3 or more of the 6 Activities of Daily Living, as certified by an MOH - accredited severe disability assessor

Assistance Amount

Depending on the plan you have, either $300/month for up to 60 months or $400 per month for up to 72 months

How to Apply

Download the form online depending on which insurer you are covered under:
Aviva
Great Eastern
NTUC Income

Insurance / Assistance


Scheme Who is it for? Assistance Amount How to Apply

Interim Disability Assistance Programme for the Elderly (IDAPE)

1. Those born on or before 30 September 1932 OR

2. Born between 1 October 1932 and 30 September 1962 (both dates inclusive), with pre-existing disabilities of 30 September 2002

3. Unable to perform 3 or more of the 6 Activities of Daily Living, as certified by an MOH-accredited severe disability assessor

$150 or $250/month, based on household means test, up to 72 months

Agency for Integrated Care https://www.aic.sg/financial-assistance/interim-disability-assistance-programme-elderly

ElderFund

1. Those not receiving CareShield Life, ElderShield or IDAPE

2. With household monthly income per person $1200 or less

3. Medisave balance of less than $10,000

4. Unable to perform 3 or more of the 6 Activities of Daily Living, as certified by an MOH - accredited severe disability assessor

Up to $250/month for as long as they remain eligible

Agency for Integrated Care https://www.aic.sg/financial-assistance/elderfund

Scheme

Interim Disability Assistance Programme for the Elderly (IDAPE)

Who is it for?

1. Those born on or before 30 September 1932 OR

2. Born between 1 October 1932 and 30 September 1962 (both dates inclusive), with pre-existing disabilities of 30 September 2002

3. Unable to perform 3 or more of the 6 Activities of Daily Living, as certified by an MOH-accredited severe disability assessor

Assistance Amount

$150 or $250/month, based on household means test, up to 72 months

How to Apply

Agency for Integrated Care
https://www.aic.sg/
financial-assistance/interim-disability-assistance-programme-elderly

Scheme

MediSave Care

Who is it for?

1. Those with Medisave Account balance of at least $5000

2. Unable to perform 3 or more of 6 Activities of Daily Living, as certified by an MOH - accredited severe disability assessor

Assistance Amount

Depending on the Medisave Account balance, you may withdraw up to $200/month in cash from your own or spouse’s account

How to Apply

Agency for Integrated Care
https://www.aic.sg/
financial-assistance/medisave-care

Cost of Caregiving


Scheme Who is it for? Assistance Amount How to Apply

Foreign Domestic Worker (FDW) Levy Concession

Those who always require some assistance with at least 1 of the 6 Activities of Daily Living, as assessed by a GP or your care provider (obtain a Functional Assessment report)

Concessionary monthly levy of $60/month instead of $300

Agency for Integrated Care https://www.aic.sg/financial-assistance/foreign-domestic-worker-levy-concession

Home Caregiving Grant (HCG)

1. Those with monthly household income per person of $2800 or less

2. Always require some assistance with at least 3 of the 6 Activities of Daily Living, as assessed by a GP or your care provider (obtain a Functional Assessment report)

$200 per month

Agency for Integrated Care https://www.aic.sg/financial-assistance/home-caregiving-grant

Scheme

Foreign Domestic Worker (FDW) Levy Concession

Who is it for?

Those who always require some assistance with at least 1 of the 6 Activities of Daily Living, as assessed by a GP or your care provider (obtain a Functional Assessment report)

Assistance Amount

Concessionary monthly levy of $60/month instead of $300

How to Apply

Agency for Integrated Care
https://www.aic.sg/
financial-assistance/foreign-domestic-worker-levy-concession

Scheme

Home Caregiving Grant (HCG)

Who is it for?

1. Those with monthly household income per person of $2800 or less

2. Always require some assistance with at least 3 of the 6 Activities of Daily Living, as assessed by a GP or your care provider (obtain a Functional Assessment report)

Assistance Amount

$200 per month

How to Apply

Agency for Integrated Care
https://www.aic.sg/
financial-assistance/home-caregiving-grant

You may approach the hospital’s medical social worker and/or the Agency for Integrated Care (AIC) for advice and assistance to access these schemes.

Patient Resources


Resources Links

Tracheostomy

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KW0eSGFfc4c

Home Emergencies: Tracheostomy Tube Blockage (ENG,CHN)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RZMfPqLLqCM

Cough Assist/ MIE (Mechanical Insufflation-Exsufflation)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ymhhT8BwROc/

Nasogastric Tube Feeding (NGT)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=F597Y9C01Z

Changing of Tracheostomy Tube

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TccbCycLQGo

Tan Tock Seng Hospital trialling new technology in Smart Ward

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=l-0NjzxKwyU

Voice Banking

https://iwillalwaysbeme.com/ https://www.thevoicekeeper.com/adults

Resources

Tracheostomy

Links

https://www.youtube.com/
watch?v=KW0eSGFfc4c

Resources

Home Emergencies: Tracheostomy Tube Blockage (ENG,CHN)

Links

https://www.youtube.com/
watch?v=RZMfPqLLqCM

Resources

Cough Assist/ MIE (Mechanical Insufflation-Exsufflation)

Links

https://www.youtube.com/
watch?v=ymhhT8BwROc/

Resources

Nasogastric Tube Feeding (NGT)

Links

https://www.youtube.com/
watch?v=F597Y9C01Z

Resources

Changing of Tracheostomy Tube

Links

https://www.youtube.com/
watch?v=TccbCycLQGo

Resources

Tan Tock Seng Hospital trialling new technology in Smart Ward

Links

https://www.youtube.com/
watch?v=l-0NjzxKwyU

Resources

Voice Banking

Links

https://iwillalwaysbeme.com/

https://www.thevoicekeeper.com/
adults

Equipment List

The following are some equipment that help patients with ALS to cope with daily challenges of decreasing mobility and communication ability, to retain independence and to help caregivers manage care tasks better. Please approach your doctor or therapists for assessment and prescription.

Mobility
  • Simple Wheelchair
  • Motorised Wheelchair
  • Recliner / Tilt-in-space Wheelchair
Nursing Care
  • Hospital Bed
  • Pressure Relief Mattress
  • Commode
  • Geriatric Chair
  • Hoist
Communication
  • Tobii Eye Tracker
Respiratory
  • Ventilator
  • Heated Humidifier
  • Suction Machine
  • Cough Assist Machine
  • Pulse Oximeter
  • Ambu Bag
  • Oxygen Concentrator
  • Nebulizer