Lee Ah Mooi Old Age Home crowdsourcing donations to serve low-to-middle income group

They aim to continue to help the sandwiched class in Singapore.

By Belmont Lay | May 10, 2017

Lee Ah Mooi Old Age Home (LAMH) is a family-run nursing home in Singapore located in Thomson.

It was established in the mid-1960s by the late Madam Lee Ah Mooi. She was a registered nurse with the Singapore General Hospital during the 1930s and the nursing home was started to provide nursing care for the samsui women and Ah Mahs.

The nursing home was passed down to her two sons, Then Mun Wah and Then Mun Tat, after the passing of Madam Lee in 1992.

They continue to manage the home together until today, where it has survived over the last few decades because of their resolve and perseverance despite of the many limitations and challenges.

In the last five decades of its operations, it has remained committed to serving the needs of the low-to-middle income group, targeting mainly families in the sandwiched class who are unable to receive government subsidises.

They prioritise affordability and personalised eldercare for the residents.

In April 2017, LAMH expanded its nursing care to 148A Silat Avenue, the site of the former Orange Valley nursing home.

To expand the premises and serve the residents better, LAMH has proposed Addition & Alteration (A&A) works to the existing building to increase the bed capacity from 104 to 132 beds.

The plan also includes the addition of two passenger lifts, two wards at levels one and two, as well as new offices on the second floor.

These works are expected to cost S$2.6 million.

To meet this target, the home has turned to crowdfunding for donations.

By turning to public stakeholders who can give without strings attached, the home hopes to continue Madam Lee’s legacy in providing affordable and quality nursing care services to the rapidly ageing Singapore population.

This will be so as there will be a surge in the demand for nursing care services as a result of Singapore’s rapid growth and the post-war baby boom of the 1950s.

The home has managed to raise more than S$12,000 so far on the Give.asia platform.

To donate, go to this site.


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