Singapore's Long-Term Care System: Adapting to Population Aging
This case study explores how Singapore is applying a population health approach in its long-term care system to address the needs of its aging population.
By 2030, people aged 65 years and older are projected to comprise 25% of the country’s population. Recognizing population aging as a key issue shaping its future, Singapore developed the Healthcare Masterplan 2012–2020 to expand accessibility, enhance affordability, and improve quality of health care for older people. In 2015, the $2.2 billion Action Plan for Successful Aging was also launched, which includes more than 70 initiatives with the overarching objective to make Singapore a city for all ages.
- Aging in Singapore
- Singapore’s Approach to Health and Care for Older People
- Governance and Programs for Aging, Health, and Care
- Financing Health and Care for an Aging Population
- Key Takeaways from the Singapore System of Long-Term Care