Singapore to launch first assisted living flats from February – $1,500 a year for basic services

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The Singapore Government has announced the country’s first assisted living flats will be up for sale in February 2021, offering a mix of affordable housing and integrated care services.

Located at Bukit Batok West Avenue 9, the first stage of units will feature around 160 apartments with grab bars, slip-resistant flooring and wheelchair accessible bathrooms.

Applicants must be 65 years old and above and will have the flexibility to choose a lease ranging from 15 to 35 years (in five-year increments), as long as it covers both the applicant and their spouse (if any) until they are at least 95 years old.

All residents will be required to subscribe and pay for the basic service package, which starts from SGD$22,000 for a 15-year lease – or around AUD$1,458 a year.

The entire complex is expected to be completed by 2024 and will contain 1,120 apartments.