Safety

Home Safety Project (老有家居好帮手长者生活家居改善计划)

The Institute of Active Ageing (IAA) of The Hong Kong Polytechnic University and Squina "Loving Heart" Volunteer Team jointly conduct a "Home Safety Project" for five years (2010-2015) to improve the living standard of the elderly. The project will provide home environment assessments and improvements (e.g. small-scale home renovation works) for home-owners who are above 60 years of age, living in dilapidated homes with poor fittings. Two hundred such homes of elderly associated with the Po Leung Kuk Elderly Center are the target beneficiaries.

Safe @ Home Project (「住得安心」計劃)

"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.

Tele-Assistant "Peng On Tung" (澳門平安通呼援服務中心)

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

 

e-Care Link Service (智平安服務)

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.

Personal Emergency Link Service (平安鐘服務)

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.

Liason Committee for Elderly with Dementia (認知症高齢者関係機関連絡会)

The liaison committee is set to exchange opinions, information and best practices on preventing and spotting dementia patients wandering on the street. Advocacy activities are also held by the Committee. District Offices, Police Stations, Fire Stations, Medical Institutions and related regional organizations form the Liaison Committee. Older persons may contribute inputs to this committee.

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