Elderly

HKFWS is always committed to promoting “Ageing in Place” and release new service initiatives. To support the elderly and their family members to live in a familiar place, our professional team shares some useful information and suggestions here to address the elders’ physical and psychological needs.

My partner passed away a few years ago. I have just retired recently. I do not have a son or daughter. I just have few friends and one distant relative. I have made a will, but what I am worried about is that when I am sick and there is no one to take care of me. I don’t know how to deal with the existing house where I live now... What should I do?

Recently, the elderly with chronic illnesses in my family was admitted to the hospital, but our family members were unable to visit him due to the epidemic. Fortunately, the elderly was discharged finally. We realise that we have never talked about kind of care he would like to take if his health deteriorates and his wish list . What should we do now?

My neighbour is an elderly who lives alone. In recent years, his health has been getting worse, and I have rarely seen him go out. It is said that the elderly have no relatives or friends. Is there anything I can help him?

Recently, I discovered that my family members are getting older and their mobility is not as good as before. They need us to assist them to go up and down the stairs every day. I am worried accidents will happen when they go to toilet or take a bath. What can I do?

An elderly in my family who suffers from cognitive impairment and needs to take her to the hospital for follow-up consultation regularly. However, she is stubborn. Therefore, it is difficult to persuade her to wear a mask for going outside. Even if she wears it, she quickly removes it. I often quarrel with her and become exhausted. I worry about her being infected, and at the same time, I feel remorseful about the deteriorated relationship with her because of the epidemic. In this case, how should I get along and communicate with her?

Under the COVID-19 pandemic, the physical and mental health of the elderly at home have been affected. Are there any tips for them to fight the virus?

My friend has to take care of his mother who is an elderly with dementia while he has to go to work. He finds it very difficult and would like to get some help.

I am getting older and unable to do housework and cook. Any supportive services can help me? Any application requirements?

My mother has recently been confirmed to have dementia. Since I am the sole breadwinner for the family, I cannot quit my job to look after her, I feel helpless. Are there any resources available in the community to help me?

I have my own family but have to look after my mother with dementia. I have part-time jobs during the daytime, which is so stressful. Sometimes, I don’t even have time to rest. Recently, my daughter who is in primary school complained about me, saying that I rarely spend time with her. The relationship between my daughter and me has become estranged. How can I make her understand my situation and give me support?

I need to take care of my mother with dementia, my family and I have a full-time job. I am physically and mentally exhausted. Recently, I suspect that I am suffering from anxiety and cannot fall asleep often. I worry about my health. As the only caregiver of my mother, how can I maintain my health?

My father has passed away and I worried that my mom cannot manage the loss and grief. I would like to know the available counselling service for elderlies.

I will retire soon and am worried that I won’t be able to adapt to my post-retirement life. It will be helpful if someone can offer me some suggestions.