Guardian Angels for Elderly Single Household (독거노인 수호천사 프로젝트)

Republic of Korea
Implemented by: 
Gyeonggi Provincial Government
Relevant MIPAA Issues: 
II-5 (Mental health needs of older persons)
III-1 (Housing and the living environment)
III-3 (Neglect, abuse and violence)

The project aimed to establish a database of eldelry single households in Gyeonggi province as of March 2013. Along with creating the database, the provincial government conduted home-visits 2-3 times a week to provide help with house chores (e.g., shopping) and other admin work for single older persons. In addition, it had "red bike project" which mandated postal workers to monitor and check single elderly households, and "Carnation House" where elders living alone could come and cook or sleep together with other solitary elders.