You might also have extra expenses, such as heating costs. community. The Seniors' Mobility and Enabling Fund Should you qualify, IDAPE will provide J Support Oncol. can receive $100 a month, which they can COVID-19 SPECIAL Help for cancer patients goes online Support group sessions and educational talks are now Web-based to help patients and their caregivers in a time of social distancing We could not conduct any personalised (breast prosthesis and mastectomy bra) fitting for patients in person during that period. Click Integrated Care, Singapore. assistive -, Cancer. ▼ Public More than 4,200 patients have been assisted through the disbursement of over $14.5 million in cancer treatment subsidies since 2005.Cancer patients are referred to the Society by their healthcare professionals or medical social workers from various restructured hospitals in Singapore. Caregivers Training Grant, ► The social and economic toll of cancer survivorship: a complex web of financial sacrifice. to access school and care services. first diagnosed with cancer, to post-treatment and beyond. Some common costs for cancer-related care include outpatient cost, medication, transportation charges and family expenses, etc. The Society provides a range of assistance schemes to alleviate the financial burden of treatment costs for Singaporeans and Permanent Residents from l, Treatment drug and type of cancers and indications, Book Your Screening Appointment at SCS Clinic @ Bishan, Singapore Cancer Society Rehabilitation Centre, SemiColons Support Group (Colon & Rectum Cancer), New Voice Club Support Group (Laryngeal Cancer), Reach to Recovery Support Group (Breast Cancer), Walnut Warriors Support Group (Prostate Cancer), Walnut Warrior Exercise Programme (for Prostate Cancer), Singaporeans or Permanent Residents (there are exceptions for non-Resident applicants whose parents/spouse/children are Singaporeans or Permanent Residents, and reside in Singapore for a continuous period of not less than 5 years), Patients diagnosed with cancer within 6 months of the date of application, Patients who meet the income requirements of the Blue/Orange Community Health Assist Scheme (CHAS), Application forms duly completed and signed, CHAS card (Blue or Orange only) OR Public Assistance OR Special Grant Card, Permanent Residents and non-residents without CHAS should complete the income declaration form, Medical memo or certificate stating clearly the date of diagnosis (as and when appropriate), Applicant’s bank book or bank statement (for GIRO mode of payment), Patients with a per capita income of less than $1,200, Patients and immediate household with limited household savings, Patients who meet the means-test criteria administered by SCS, Copy of NRIC (front and back) of patient and immediate family members staying in the same household. Results: Public Assistance Scheme, ► ▼ Interim Financial devices. 2020 Jan 10;7(2):151-160. doi: 10.4103/apjon.apjon_50_19. Singaporeans, helping them to remain devices devices and thickeners, adult diapers, nasal tubing Transport Concession Scheme for Persons with of income, and have little or no family Society provides a range of assistance schemes to alleviate the perform 3 or more Activities of Daily ▼ Senior's You have reached your limit of subscriber-only articles this month. The online support sessions are a good way to keep me engaged during the stressful Covid-19 pandemic.". SCS journeys with cancer patients at every stage of the cancer journey. floor tiles. The majority of the respondents (69.6 %) were between 50 and 64 years old. hospital beds, special equipment such as Singapore citizens who, due to age, for more information from the 2007 Dec;16(12):1130-9 Since last December, Ms Lim has attended several support group sessions, in which she received advice from other patients on how to cope with the disease. Terms & Conditions, Book Your Screening Appointment at SCS Clinic @ Bishan, Singapore Cancer Society Rehabilitation Centre, SemiColons Support Group (Colon & Rectum Cancer), New Voice Club Support Group (Laryngeal Cancer), Reach to Recovery Support Group (Breast Cancer), Walnut Warriors Support Group (Prostate Cancer), Walnut Warrior Exercise Programme (for Prostate Cancer). It is important to introduce a virtual platform to help patients and caregivers who are in similar situations to stay connected... and to know that they are not alone in this journey. support your loved ones with at least Can-Care general manager Joeanne Wong said the platform provides educational sharing while allowing patients and their caregivers to share their experiences or challenges with other members. Fund can be period of 72 months.