Community Care and Support Services for the Elderly

Service Highlights

Addressing the varying needs of elderly at different stageo, we strive to facilitate “Active Ageing”, “Ageing in Place” and “Continuum of Care”. Upholding our mission of “Supporting Family and Care for the Elderly”, we support families and communities to facilitate positive ageing of their elder members.

Develop diversified community care services to enhance the quality of care and provide more options for service users Facilitate the development of elders’ potential, strengthen their physical and mental health and their social participation and manifest a proactive active aging

Facilitate physical and cognitive rehabilitation of elders and maintain their social connection through effective application of gerontechnology

Deliver community education and support through Advanced Care Planning

Promote the mental wellness of elders and carers




Develop Diversified Community Care Services to Enhance the Quality of Care and Provide More Options for Service Users

As the pandemic receded, our home care services gradually resumed to the comprehensive level. We continued to render day centre activities such as group exercises, cognitive training and psychosocial activities for elders and their carer. Starting from January, 2023, the Society obtained subvention from the Social Welfare Department (SWD) to operate “Home Care and Support Services for the Elderly Persons with Mild Impairment”, offering more comprehensive care for elders in need. In addition to support daily functions, such as meal delivery, house cleaning, and escorting, there were various psychosocial activities that broadened the social circle and community network of elders. The “Enhancement of Quality of Life” programme was consecutively pursued in this year to support elders to purchase daily necessities, electrical appliances or services to improve their quality of life.

Elders trained their reaction and balance ability with the use of gerontechnology
A physiotherapist leaded elders to do exercise
Elders trained their upper limbs mobility with the use of gerontechnology

Facilitate the Development of Elders’ Potential, Strengthen Their Physical and Mental Health and Their Social Participation and Manifest a Proactive Active Aging

The Kowloon City Centre for Active Ageing improves the holistic wellbeing of elders regarding six dimensions including physical, psychological, social, spiritual, cognitive and environmental aspects. Through the Jockey Club Community eHealth Care Project, the centre encouraged elders to develop regular exercise habits and uplifted their ability in disease management. The centre also trained elders as Active Ageing Ambassadors to develop their potential and boost their physical and mental wellbeing. To prevent carer from fighting alone in the caring journey, the "Carers Support Project” was initiated this year. Taking To Kwa Wan as a pilot district, the project engaged the community through various promotional campaigns and activities, mobilised community participation, and developed families’ strength with the purpose to support elderly carer and co-create an elderly carer friendly community.

Trained elders as Active Ageing Ambassadors
Promoted physical and mental wellbeing of service users through activities
Hosted Carers Forum to raise community’s awareness on carers’ needs

Facilitate Physical and Cognitive Rehabilitation of Elders and Maintain Their Social Connection Through Effective Application of Gerontechnology

Funded by the Hong Kong Jockey Club, the "Lifestyle Reactivation Project: Jockey Club Smart Homecare Solution" provided vital sign measuring instruments and tablets to elders. With built-in "Self-Rehabilitation Training" software, which covered different rehabilitation exercises and cognitive training games, these devices allowed elders to train themselves at home anytime to strengthen their physical and cognitive health. Elders could also upload their personal health indicators to the programme's system, aiding carer and nursing staff to monitor their health status and render timely support. The "Living Life Channel" updates elders with online information and keeps them abreast of time. Apart from these, visits by workers and volunteers could help elders sustain social connection and mutual care, enhance their mental and psychological wellbeing.

Elders and carers trained their fine motor skills through rehabilitation games
Elders created their own designs using tablet
Elders listened attentively to the volunteer's instructions
The volunteer taught elders how to use health measurement devices

Deliver Community Education and Support Through Advanced Care Planning

Funded by the Vera Ruttonjee Desai Charitable Fund, the “Advance Care Planning (ACP) Project”, offered one-stop services to assist elders to formulate end-of-life care plan and prompted family communication during the past year. The Project also financially supported the elders to sign advance directives, testaments, and enduring powers of attorney as well as to receive funeral consultation. Apart from these, our trained volunteers helped elders to fulfill their dreams and reduce regrets in life. In response to the Elderly Carers Month, the Project held a forum in October, 2022. Attended by 255 individuals, it opened discussion among stakeholders on how to motivate ACP.

An Elder took photo after completing her Advance Care Planning
The volunteer assisted an elder to complete a life story book to fulfill his late life wish
Visited a funeral parlour and garden of remembrance to reflect on life and death issues and plan for the future
Professionals across sectors discussed challenges and solutions of Advance Care Planning

Promote the Mental Wellness of Elders and Carers

Funded by the “Mental Health Initiatives Funding Scheme”, the 2-year- long “Smiley Activation Project - Emotional Health Support Service” was launched in April, 2022. The project aimed at raising community awareness about elderly depression and facilitating elders with depressive symptoms to reconnect with the community. Elders could also learn problem-solving skills and engage in pleasant activities to eventually improve their emotional wellbeing. The service adopted diversified intervention strategies, covering the "Smiley Activation Programme" at homes by outreaching social workers and Anti-Depression Careline. Education programmes and promotional activities were also launched to impart the psychosocial strength that nurtured resilience for elders and carer.

Touchable love
Meditation experience activity
Aromatherapy massage