Earlier this year, I talked about how Singapore ranked 5th in the world in terms of life expectancy and the increasing likelihood of us living past 100 years old.

I am taking care of my health and body better these days and I really hope to be healthy in my silver years. As much as I prefer to stay in a retirement home rather than a nursing home, I know I cannot eliminate the possibility of physical ailments and ill health plaguing me in future.

Sometimes, I do wonder if all my loved ones pass away earlier than me, who would look after me in old age? The answer appears to be a nursing home but I realise I know so little about them except for the common stigma that nursing homes are “bleak” and often the end point of a person’s life.

So when I was invited to visit …