Ageing and Disability Services

About Us

Ageing and Disability Services (ADS) of the Ministry of Health provides a range of services to address the needs of seniors and persons with disabilities.

What do they do?

The mission of ADS is to improve the quality of life for seniors and persons with physical and intellectual disabilities. It does this by regulating, coordinating and ensuring the delivery of programmes by partnering with a network of stakeholders. ADS provides the following services:

Accessibility consultation


Provides advice to developers on accessibility requirements and best practices

Case management

Offers assistance with: care needs assessment, coordinating care, and identifying access to services.


Lists community events geared towards seniors and persons with disabilities

Long Term Care Resources


Provides seniors and persons with disabilities information about community and government resources

Homecare provider registration


Registers home care providers who are paid through a government funded home care benefit.

K. Margaret Carter Centre

Manages enrichment and training programmes for persons over 18 with cognitive, developmental and physical disabilities.

Policy and programme development


Supports the planning, development and coordination of policies and programmes for seniors and persons with physical and intellectual disabilities.

Education and Training


Develops and implements public education and awareness events to enhance the community’s understanding of services, actions and issues pertaining to persons with disabilities and ageing.

Care Homes and Adult Day Care Facilities

Oversees licensing and inspections of care homes (e.g. rest homes and nursing homes). Receives and investigates care home complaints.

In collaboration with the Department of Planning, reviews applications for adult day care facilities.

Senior Abuse reporting and investigation

Receives and investigates reports of senior abuse and maintains the Senior Abuse Register.