Safe @ Home Project (「住得安心」計劃)

Countries: 
Hong Kong
Implemented by: 
Hong Kong Family Welfare Society (香港家庭福利會)
Type of Implementer(s): 
NGO
Relevant MIPAA Issues: 
II-1 (Health promotion and well-being throughout life)
II-6 (Older persons and disabilities)
III-1 (Housing and the living environment)
Description: 

"Ageing in place” is the public policy in response to the population ageing in Hong Kong. The [email protected] Project (2012-2014) provides the elderly with the following services: 1) Free on-site assessment of home safety by occupational therapist, with education on fall prevention and recommendations for home modification; 2) Financial subsidy to deprived elders to implement the home improvement plans and/or purchase recommended rehabilitation aids. A maximum of HK$2,000 will be offered based on the individual assessment.