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Backgrounder Case Study

Mdm Kwok

This case concerns a retired seamstress who lives alone in a one-room HDB flat and has lived a relatively active life despite diabetes and hypertension. She is visited by Mr Chu, a case manager at a community-based organisation who is unclear … Continue reading

Backgrounder Case Study

Mr Tsao

This case concerns a widower who lives alone in an HDB flat. He is visited by Mr Sengupta, a retiree and volunteer befriender, who is concerned about the older man’s lack of interest in conversation or socialising. What should a … Continue reading

Backgrounder Case Study

Mr Goh

This case concerns a man who spends all day at the food centre in an HDB block. He is observed by Mr Rasheed, a coffee stall hawker who wonders if the older man is safe on his own, but who is … Continue reading

Backgrounder Case Study

Mr Lim

This case concerns a middle-aged hawker’s assistant with severe and progressively worsening arthritis who relies on steroids and other anti-inflammatory medications to enable him to continue to work, but is suffering from the chronic and potentially life-threatening side-effects of the long-term … Continue reading