Singapore Silver Pages (SSP) launched
recently a mobile app called “Mobile Eldercare Locator” (MEL),
that allows users to learn more information about eldercare and
search for health and social care services, based on the location and
type of service required by the elderly.
SSP, is a specialised one-stop resource
entity launched by the Agency for Integrated Care in February 2011.
It aims to address the information needs of the ageing population in
Singapore by providing a single source where the elderly, their
family members and caregivers can access trusted and authoritative
information on eldercare.
The MEL app enables users to learn more
about the services offered by more than 1000 featured health service
providers and locate them easily with its built-in directional maps
In addition, the app also features a
GPS-enabled journey planner that instructs users how to get to the
location of the service provider either by private car, taxi, bus or
During Singapore’s first ever
Community Health Assist Scheme (CHAS) Health Carnival, Health
Minister Gan Kim Yong encouraged attendees to download the app to
spread awareness and understanding on critical health conditions
experienced by many Singaporeans.
“With more Singaporeans suffering
from chronic diseases, there is a need to help people understand
their own state of health better and support them in managing any
conditions”, the Minister said in an official statement.
The MEL app is available on iOS and
Android platforms for download free of charge.