Support Services of Social Welfare Department
Community Care Services for the Elderly
Social Welfare Department’s Community Care Services for the Elderly aim to provide personal care, nursing care, rehabilitation training and social activities in a familiar home and community environment to the frail elderly who cannot receive care from their family members during day-time.
|Service Type||Service Nature||Service Target|
|Day Care Centres/Units for the Elderly||Provide a range of centre-based care and support services during daytime to enable frail and demented elders suffering from moderate or severe level of impairment to maintain their optimal level of functioning, develop their potential, improve their quality of life and to live in their own homes wherever feasible and possible.||
|Day Respite Service for Elderly Persons||Provide temporary day care service or short-term residential service for elderly persons. It serves the objective of providing support and temporary relief for family members or relatives who are the main caregivers of elderly persons requiring a certain degree of personal care whilst residing in the community.||
|Enhanced Home and Community Care Services||Provide integrated services to enable frail elderly persons to receive nursing and care services in their familiar home and community environment and to maintain their maximum level of functioning.||
|Integrated Home Care Services||Provide a range of community support services to the elderly persons, people with disabilities and needy families living in the community with a pool of experienced and professionally trained staff, and via a network of service units in the community with its collaboration and support.||
Please visit Social Welfare Department’s website for more detailed information on the Community Care Services for the Elderly.
Elderly persons and carers may approach respective Integrated Family Service Centres/Integrated Services Centres, Medical Social Service Units, District Elderly Community Centres, Neighbourhood Elderly Centres or Social Centres for the Elderly for referrals and arrangement of Standardized Care Need Assessment for Elderly Services. For enquiries, please contact the Standardized Care Need Assessment Management Offices (Elderly Services) direct.