Ipoh’s Guide to Nursing Home, Old Folks Home and Other Senior Living Options

Looking for a nursing home or old folks' home in Ipoh? Here’s a quick list of the options you have in the city and alternative living options for your elderly loved ones.

by Raihan Rahman

Choosing the Best Nursing Home For Your Loved One

If you and your senior loved ones have decided that a nursing home is the best option, there are a few things to consider before picking the best home for your loved ones. Below we outline a few nursing home criteria to help you pick the best nursing home for your seniors.

Assess your senior loved ones’ needs

One of the most important factors to consider before choosing a nursing home is the exact needs of your loved ones. When possible, consult with a medical professional to get a better sense of the type and level of care your loved ones may require when living in a nursing home.


For ease of travel and visitation, you would most likely consider a nursing home close to your home. Not only would this provide greater peace of mind but it may also be the more cost-effective option in the long run.

Home Environment & Facilities

If you are able to visit the nursing homes, do look out for the cleanliness and soundness of the place. This includes making sure there are effective safety precautions taken within the home, ample living space and as simple as getting enough natural light while indoors. Other aspects to look out for may be, the surrounding greenery (if available) or the security system in place to ensure the safety of the residents.

Staff to Resident Ratio

While visiting for the first time, take note of the number of staff available in each nursing home to ensure that all residents are well taken care of. While there, you can also get to know the staff members and observe their interaction with the residents to get an idea of both the residents’ and staff’s satisfaction. Since the staff at the nursing home will be the primary caregivers of your loved ones, it is crucial to understand how they are currently treating the other seniors.

Food Safety and Quality

Although it may not be the first factor in mind, the quality of food your senior loved ones receive throughout their stay is an important aspect to consider. As we age, nutrition plays a large part in our physical and mental wellbeing. Make sure the daily meals at your shortlisted nursing homes are well-balanced and appetising for your loved ones. 

City of Ipoh

Ipoh is the capital city of Perak in Malaysia. With over 750,000 inhabitants, Ipoh is the third-largest city in the country. Located between Kuala Lumpur and Penang in the northern part of Peninsular Malaysia, this city has the largest population of senior citizens above the age of 65.

While the stigma of nursing homes is still a large part of the culture here in Malaysia, the number of senior living facilities in the country are increasing. If you are looking for a nursing or old folks’ home in Ipoh, here are some nursing homes:

  1. True Happiness Elderly Care

True Happiness Elderly Care offers long-term and short-term care for seniors and aims to keep all its residents active and supports independence for as long as possible. 

The nursing home also provides 24-hour nursing care, physiotherapy and rehabilitation service. It is located close to several hospitals and medical centres in Ipoh including Perak Community Specialist Hospital, BP Healthcare Medical Centre and KPJ Ipoh Specialist Hospital. The nursing home also offers ample green spaces and is situated in a quiet neighbourhood. 

  1. Dr. Thomas Care Centre

Situated in Taman Pari, Dr Thomas Care Centre is an ‘all-purpose’ nursing home. The care centre aims to provide a comprehensive living facility for seniors in Ipoh. It offers a wide range of services which includes daycare, round-the-clock care, post-hospitalisation care, palliative care and even physiotherapy.

  1. IG Care Centre

This care centre provides 24-hours private care and is located near Ipoh Garden. IG Care Centre provides daycare, long-term care, respite care and also caregiving training. With 2 other affiliated centres in Gunung Rapat and the Perak Turf Club, this care centre can accommodate 105 seniors across its 3 locations.

  • Services: 24-hour nursing care, daycare, long-term care, caregiver training, physiotherapy
  • Website: https://igcare.com.my/
  • Location: 24 Jalan Labrooy, Taman Pari, 30100 Ipoh, Perak Darul Ridzuan
  • Tel: 6012-694 2882
  1. Ipoh D Palace Nursing Home

Ipoh D Palace Nursing Home is a care centre located in Chemor providing short and long-term care for its residents. Founded by a registered and veteran nurse, provides a range of services that includes general nursing care to complex medical procedures and also palliative care.

  • Services: general nursing care, daycare, long-term care, medical procedures, coma nursing
  • Website: http://www.dpalacenursing.com/
  • Location: 18, Jalan Sri Klebang 4, Bandar Baru Sri Klebang, 31200 Chemor, Perak Darul Ridzuan
  • Tel: 6016-555 4935, 6016-444 3032
  1. Attia Global Care Centre

Operating in Kuala Lumpur and Selangor, Attia Global Care Centre is a branch of nursing homes with a branch in Ipoh, Perak. With 7 different nursing homes nationwide, the Ipoh facility is located in Ipoh Garden. Offering nursing care, long-term and daycare, this nursing home focuses on a ‘Person-Centered Model’ which aims to promote confidence in its residents and maintain dignified ageing.  

  • Services: 24-hour nursing care, daycare, weekly doctor’s visits, hospital transportation
  • Website: https://attianursingcare.com/
  • Location: 139 Jalan Dato Lau Pak Kuan Taman Ipoh, township, 31400 Ipoh, Perak
  • Tel: 6012-522-7864
  • Email: [email protected]

Alternative Living Options

Nursing homes or aged care facilities are not the only options for ageing seniors. If you and your senior loved ones prefer ageing in the comfort of your own home, Homage can provide home and nursing care right at your doorstep.

With the largest pool of Care Professionals in Malaysia, Homage can provide nurses, caregivers and therapists to make sure your seniors’ needs are well taken care of. Home care also provides added peace of mind, knowing that the health and wellbeing of your loved ones can be monitored by yourself at any given time.

Providing from as low as 1-hour to round-the-clock care, Homage is the best option if you are looking for an alternative living experience for your seniors. We provide caregiving services for your loved ones every step of the way at your convenience. Our trained care professionals can provide companionship, nursing care, night caregiving, home therapy and more to keep your loved ones active and engaged. 

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Raihan Rahman
Raihan loves psychological thriller books and horror movies but sleeps with a night light, lest the monsters get her.
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