Services for Older Persons

What we do

As reports indicate that the number of seniors and the general life expectancy of Singaporeans would continue to rise in Singapore, it becomes increasingly important to ensure that seniors get the care and support they need to help them maintain a good quality of life. At O'Joy, we understand that seniors have complex needs that require tailored services therefore, keeping in mind that every senior is unique, we attend to their bio-psycho-social needs through providing counselling and clinical case management services ensuring holistic care. We also provide linkages to other services when required and work closely with community partners to ensure seamless transitions. It is our desire that through our services, the seniors would be empowered to improve their mental well-being and increase their resilience to cope with life's challenges. 

 

Being mindful of incorporating the multicultural framework into our work, we understand the importance of engaging seniors in the different languages that they have come to be familiar with expressing themselves in, therefore we conduct our counselling sessions in different languages like English, Mandarin, Malay and other dialects.

 

Criteria for services

Persons aged 50 years old and above who are living with the following issues/concerns:

  • Grief and loss

  • End of life/Existential concerns

  • Loneliness/isolation

  • Forgetfulness and losing ability to manage normal daily living

  • Difficulty adjusting to transitions and changes (eg. job status, decline in psychological or physical health etc.)

 

We also provide support for family members/caregivers who experience stress caring for their elderly loved ones who are experiencing the above-mentioned concerns.

 

Fees

Our first assessment session is free-of-charge. Subsequently the fees are chargeable as below.

 

Centre-based counselling sessions:

  • $50 per session during office hours (8am – 5.30pm)

  • $60 per session after office hours (last session begins at 6.30pm). This is subjected to availability and evaluated on a case-by-case basis.

 

Home-based counselling sessions (for home-bound elderly or caregivers, provided they live within our geographical boundaries)

  • $50 per home visit

*Our fees stated above are negotiable. If you are facing challenges in your financial situation, you can discuss with your counsellor during the first assessment session to come to a mutual agreement about the counselling fees.*

 

Referral form

To make an appointment or for further enquiries, please call us at 6749 0190.

For social and healthcare partners who would like to refer a case to us, please complete the referral form below, and email to referrals@ojoy.org.

We are still accepting referrals during this period of COVID-19.

Company Registration No.: 201805560D
Charity Registration No.: 201805560D
Full Member, National Council of Social Service

IPC Registered Charity: 201805560D

Address: Blk 5, Upper Boon Keng Rd, #02-10, Singapore 380005

Phone: +65 6749 0190

Fax: +65 6742 1909

Web: www.ojoy.org

Email: hello@ojoy.org

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