According to a survey which was conducted three years ago (June 2011), 70% of more than 1,500 respondents said that care from their children is among the most essential part of being old. Also, the study shows that elderly Singaporeans stated that self-respect and self-sufficiency is one key to be successful during the ageing process.
However, the study is mot final yet since it will be going to be concluded on May this year. The survey was shouldered by the National University of Singapore in cooperation with the People’s Association as well as Council for Third Age. The survey is also a way to help other organizations to build or come up with a plan for the program of old Singaporeans.
The goal of the study is to find out what are the hindrances that prevent many elderly Singaporeans to regular health screening and check-ups. Since 2012, there are more than 900,000 elderly in Singapore who have reached the retirement age which is more than ¼ of the population of Singapore.
The results of the survey will help many individuals comprehend and understand on how to give support to old people. In general, health screening tests for Singaporeans are considered to be comparatively rational; however, it is not as soaring as the European and/or United States societies.
In addition, the survey also happened in Shanghai, China and Seoul, Korea. Based on the survey, it shows that people in Korea went for cholesterol, colon cancer and diabetes screening than those who are living in Shanghai and Singapore.