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According to the recent release of the controversial Population White Paper, Singapore will experience an unprecedented age shift between now and 2030 (National Population and Talent Division, 2013). This marks a rising trend in the elderly being admitted into nursing homes, isolating them from their core families.

These nursing homes house large communities of the elderly, some having been abandoned. These elderly folk require a significant amount of care and concern because of their physical and mental conditions – many of them suffer from ailments such as diabetes, dementia, and depression (MCYS, 2009).

Through this presentation, we will see how the elderly cope without their families; yet at the same time immerse themselves with the concept of a family within the nursing home community.

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