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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.
  • Aged 60 or above living in the community and not receiving institutional service;
  • Assessed to be in state of either moderate or severe level of impairment by the Standardised Care Need Assessment Mechanism for Elderly Services and suitable for day care services; and
  • Whose carers are unable to provide full-time care.
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.
  • Aged 60 or above;
  • In need of general personal care and/or limited nursing care;
  • Suitable for communal living, e.g. without aggressive or violent behaviour; and
  • Not suffering from contagious disease.
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.
  • Elderly persons aged 65 or above (persons aged between 60 and 64 may receive the services if there is proven need);
  • Elderly persons assessed to be in the state of either moderate or severe level of impairment by the Standardised Care Need Assessment Mechanism for Elderly Services, and have the genuine need for a well-coordinated package of home care and community support services.
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.
  • Elderly persons aged 60 or above living in the community
  • People with disabilities
  • Individuals and families with social need
Home Help Service Provide service to elders aged 60 or above, people with disabilities, individuals and families living in Tung Chung area who are incapable of looking after themselves. The scope and frequency of services provided will be based on the assessment on individual cases.
  • Elders aged 60 or above, people with disabilities, individuals and families living in Tung Chung area who are incapable of looking after themselves.

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.