Enhancement for Active Seniors (EASE)

Find out the benefits, eligibility criteria, and how to apply for the Enhancement for Active Seniors programme below.

Enhancement for Active Seniors

To reduce fall risk among seniors and to help you or your loved one to move around safely at home, you may now install mobility tools around your home to make it safer for you and your loved ones. 

The HDB EASE programme aims to provide safer and more comfortable homes for the elderly. This includes installing handlebars, anti-slip mats and ramps in the home.

Benefits

This is what you can install in your flat via the HDB EASE programme:

  • Slip-resistant treatment to floor tiles in up to two bathrooms or toilets
  • Grab bars in the flat (eight or 10 grab bars for the first toilet, and six grab bars for the second toilet)
  • Up to five ramps in the flat, and/or at the main entrance — if possible to construct
Singapore Citizen Households
Flat Type1/2/3-Room4-Room5-RoomExecutive
We Pay$125 (5%)$187.50 (7.5%)$250 (10%)$312.50 (12.5%)
Government Pays$2,375 (95%)$2,312.50 (92.5%)$2,250 (90%)$2,187.50 (87.5%)

Source: Housing Development Board (HDB)

 

Eligibility

  • You must be a Singaporean flat owner, with a member of your family living with you who is 65 years and older.

OR

  • You must be a Singapore flat owner, with at least one household member between the ages of 60 and 64, who needs help with one or more of the six Activities of Daily Living:
    • Washing
    • Dressing
    • Feeding
    • Toileting
    • Mobility
    • Tranferring

How to choose the right assistive device for your home with EASE

Not sure where’s the best place to put a handlebar or a ramp in your home? 

Make sure that you’re putting assistive devices in your home by going through an In-Person Care Assessment (IPCA) with Homage! 

Conducted by our in-house Care Specialist with at least 30 years of nursing experience, IPCA provides a holistic assessment of your loved one’s living environment, as well as their cognitive and mobility skills. 

During the care assessment, areas that your loved one will be assessed include

  • Mobility status
  • Communication ability
  • Cognitive function
  • Any special needs
  • Living environment

During the IPCA, we will discuss any care-related concerns, plan the best care arrangements for your loved ones, and recommend mobility aids and improvements to enhance the safety of the care environment. 

An In-Person Care Assessment costs $60 per session. After the assessment, you can get ramps, handlebars and your slip-resistant flooring installed based on the recommendations by the Care Specialist. 

How to apply

Method 1 

If your block of flats is undergoing HDB’s Home Improvement Programme (HIP), you can apply for EASE through this programme. Note that in this case, residents do not need to meet the age criteria to be eligible for the upgrades.

Method 2 

Visit HDB’s EASE (Direct Application) e-Service

  • Download and complete the forms provided on the EASE (Direct Application) e-Service webpage
  • Complete this Assessment Report and get a doctor to endorse this report
  • Submit a direct application via the website

More useful resources on EASE

enhancement for active seniors

A Complete Guide to Enhancement for Active Seniors (EASE)

in-person care assessment

In-Person Care Assessment: What Is It and Why It Is Important

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