Ipoh Timor MP Howard Lee calls for a carer's allowance beyond RM500 monthly: "Some people are having to give up their M40 jobs to suddenly take care of someone who used to be the main breadwinner. And now you both can’t work. Who cares for the carers?”
My late grandfather, who died in 2016, was diagnosed with stroke, dementia and Parkinson’s disease. His total medical costs over 4.5 years totalled RM900,000, including the cost of caring for him at home and RM12,000 monthly for care at a facility.