Written Answer to PQ on allowing caregivers of elderly with dementia to hire more than one migrant domestic worker
NOTICE PAPER NO. 1661 OF 2023 FOR THE SITTING ON 6 FEBRUARY 2023
QUESTION NO. 2602 FOR WRITTEN ANSWER
MP: Mr Christopher de Souza
To ask the Minister for Manpower whether the Ministry has a policy of allowing caregivers of elderly with severe dementia to hire more than one foreign domestic worker.
The Ministry of Manpower (MOM) takes into consideration the caregiving needs of households when assessing applications for the second migrant domestic worker (MDW). This includes situations where there is an elderly with dementia in the household. Other considerations include the household’s financial ability to hire and upkeep two MDWs in acceptable accommodation.