This planning service encourages elderly to view death in a positive and open attitude. Volunteers help the Service users to plan ahead before death about funerals, burials, etc. Actual funeral support is also provided. Elderly, chronic patients and their families, caregivers, are eligible to apply for this service.
Dementia patient carers and family members are eligible to particpate in this meeting. A gathering over tea is held in a comfortable environment and relaxing atmosphere. Experienced carers share experience and provide support to fresh carers, and friendship and informal support network gradually develop among them.
Carer Support Service aims at facilitating and supporting carers to take care of elders in the community. Target beneficiatirs of this Service are informal carers, such as family members, relatives and friends who take care of elders in the community. Scope of the service includes skill-training and educational programmes, self-help and mutual support groups, simple counselling and referral services, sharing information and reference materials related to elder care, and social and recreational activities.
Since 2011, this Service supports elderly owners (above 60) of old buildings who are affected by property acquisition by private developers or compulsory sale under the government ordinance. Supported by professional legal and valuation advisers, it aims to help the elderly make an informed decision on their property. Older persons could use this service by dialing the hotline.
The “Blissful Care” Team works with occupational therapists and social workers to provide a one-stop service including free assessment, training activities, referral, caregiver support, and community education. Elders aged 60 or above with suspected mild cognitive impairment or diagnosed dementia, care givers, and general public are eligible to use the service. Certain fees may apply.
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.