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.
Ji Xiang Temple and other temples in FuJiang Province set up nursing homes in their premises to make use of the religious resources while providing a peaceful and quiet place to live for the aged. Doctors pay regular visits to care for the seniors, and nutritionists are hired to ensure they eat well. The temple nursing homes receive funding from collections raised by the temples' masters and abbots and from donations of social entrepreneurs.
In order to enable elders and those who have difficulties in daily functioning to remain living in the community, Integrated Home Care Service provides the elderly with a wide spectrum of home care and support services. Services include nursing care, rehabilitation service, home safety and advice, home modification, personal care, escorting service, day respite care, child care, laundry, meal delivery service, purchase of daily necessities, house cleaning, psycho-social intervention and referral service etc.
Carers for the elderly, including family members, relatives, volunteers and neighbours are the target beneficiaries of this service. Through talks, programmes and provision of resource materials, it promotes the well-being of the carers and raises public awareness on the needs of the carers.
This is a two-year, time-bound project (July 2011 - June 2013). It aims to support elderly living in the community by training neighbours to offer volunteer home-based care to the nearby elderly and to build human capital to serve the community. The trained volunteers would provide home support service to the matched elders, including meal delivery or preparation, house cleaning, escort, purchase and delivery of daily necessities and house sitting.
To address the need for nursing care, the nursing robot was developed to assist the daily life of the older persons, so that the elderly can continue to live in their own homes. The "Twendy-one" robot can use a finger that has a joint function and a spring in arms that are fit to touch objects of a complex shape. It can clean floors, carry patients around, and make breakfast in bed.
The baby-faced robot was developed for the increasing older persons living alone. By having a robot to take care of, an elderly could have a sense of meaning in their living environment without having to do actual care work. The robot is also expected to provide a sense of comfort for dementia patients.