Launch of Tembusu Active Ageing Centre (TAAC)

Under the Ministry of Health's (MOH) new Eldercare Model, Tembusu Active Ageing Centre (TAAC) was officially launched on 24 September 2022. Previously known as Tembusu Senior Activity Centre (TSAC), the new centre has expanded its service boundary, serving not only those residing in rental flats, but seniors across all income levels. This includes providing over 2,500 seniors with easy access to active lifestyle activities and social support.

Serving as the one-stop hub in Eunos Crescent, TAAC will identify care gaps and work with partners to co-create solutions and consolidate care services for seniors. This will be done through an ‘ABC’ suite of services – Active ageing programmes, Befriending, as well as Care support and information referral. 

Building seamless care linkages and reducing overlaps between service providers

As one of the 14 Communities of Care pilot projects commissioned by the Agency for Integrated Care, TAAC aims to deepen the integration of community partners within Eunos Crescent to ensure more seamless care for seniors.

The centre will leverage on the strengths of community partners and tap on partner providers for services such as personal home care, home cleaning for hoarding cases and mental health assessments etc.

One of TAAC’s key healthcare service provider is Changi General Hospital’s Community Nurse Post (CNP), which provides health consultation and chronic disease management services through weekly in-centre consultations. As of August 2022, CNP has screened over 134 clients, and identified more than 50 seniors for community surveillance and care coordination. The CNP refers these seniors to the AAC for active ageing programmes and services such as medical escort, befriending, and case management.  

In line with the shift towards a population health approach under MOH’s Heathier SG strategy, the partnership with CNP demonstrates the importance of strong collaboration between service providers in facilitating care between primary and community services. The implementation of shared care plans between partners helps ensure that care for seniors is effectively communicated and co-ordinated. Social service agencies can also capitalise on the synergy of available resources and minimise overlaps that might cause confusion for seniors.

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