Classes are held in the computer rooms of local junior high schools. In addition to the course instructor, there will be junior high school students to sit beside older persons and assist them throughout the class.
The Voice is a Chinese newspaper for older persons. It provides information on physical and mental health, caregiving knowledge and skills, finance and insurance, entertainment, legal consultation, policy updates on elderly social welfare, etc. The Voice relies on the voluntary contribution of authors, journalists, editors, photographers, medical personnel, academia, social workers, etc. It is a monthly newspaper available in paper and online. (www.thevoice.org.hk)
Dynacare initiated this project to videotape and record the life stories of 100 elders in 2012-2013. These stories are then broadcasted to the public on TV and online platform. The experience and wisdom of the elders can therefore be passed on to the next generation. Also, through understanding their stories, inter-generational relationships can be improved and can help elders lead a meaningful life.
Through a phone-like device, older persons have 24-hour access to support and care service, community service, referral service, caring and appointment reminder service and short-term emotional counselling service. It is designed for indoor use as it requires a fixed telephone connection. Older persons can use this service by paying a monthly fee. Financially difficult users may apply for a charity subsidy
This is a smartphone application which enables users to track the location of the elderly. Its intended users are the family members of the elderly.
For a monthly fee, elderly and persons with dementia, cognitive disorders, autism, attention deficit and mental disabilities. An easy-to-use portable device with a one-button design will be provided to users. Users could access 24-hour outdoor support and care on-the-go.
This service is provided through a Home Tablet. By pressing the "e-Care Link" botton on the tablet, user will be connected directly to a 24-hour Call & Care service center to enquire information or seek assistance. When a user seeks hospitalization for medical treatment, the user’s family/emergency contact person will be informed, and the relevant health record and electronic medical record will be sent to the A&E Departments under the Hospital Authority to facilitate appropriate medical treatment. Elderly could use this service by paying a monthly fee.
Users of this service can have access to 24-hour support and care service, community service, referral service, caring and appointment reminder service, and short-term emotional counseling service. It is designed for indoor use, as it requires a fixed telephone connection. Elderly can use this service by paying a monthly fee. Users with financial difficulties could apply for a charity subsidy.
Users of other service ("Safety Phone Service" and "Personal Emergency Link Service") provided by the same NGO will have access to this hotline. The Hotline answers enquiries and provides care services such as making a medical appointment, providing a reminder service and offering short-term emotional support for the elderly. Follow-up calls are made periodically to elderly users.
The Safety Phone provides care support services especially designed to allow older persons to enjoy social lives. It provides 24-hour comprehensive outdoor care and support, and family members can use the application on their phones to search for the location of the elderly. Elderly can use this phone by paying a monthly fee.