Singapore's Long-Term Care System: Adapting to Population Aging

Publication | September 2020

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

Additional Details

  • Health
  • Social development and protection
  • Aging and the Elderly
  • Singapore
  • 24
  • 5.5 x 8.5
  • ARM200243-2

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