Sellinghomes.sg believe the recently announced senior-friendly flats in Bukit Batok and Choa Chu Kang would fill a gap in the housing market, said Chris, a Choa Chu Kang Property Agent in the real estate marketing agency.
Known as Community Care Apartments, the Housing and Development Board (HDB) flats come with elderly friendly features and mandatory subscription to care services, which include basic health checks, 24-hour emergency monitoring and response as well as simple home fixes.
An onsite community manager would facilitate the care services as well as organise social activities for the residents.
Lee Sze Teck, Head of Research at Huttons Asia, said the extra care services bring the apartments a “step up” from two-room Flexi flats, which also come with senior-friendly features and short leases.
However, the flats are a step lower from homes or dedicated institutions, offering variety for seniors, he said.
Lee noted that the centralised care and service provider within the housing block would address the space constraints faced by ageing households.