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.

Home Care

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?

If neighbours find that the support network for the elderly is weak, they can invite the elderly to the Neighbourhood Elderly Centre / District Elderly Community to learn about services. The centre provides and refers appropriate services based on your needs, and consolidates the support network so that the elderly can live at home healthily.

The centre has diversified services that cater to the physical, psychological, social, and cognitive needs of the elderly, such as counselling services, long-term care services, hidden elderly support services, social and recreational services, canteen services, dementia services, etc. Through different activities, the elderly can get to know more people in the district and community resources. These can expand their social networks. For the elderly who move with difficulty, social workers can have home visits to understand the needs of the elderly and follow up on the cases. Volunteers can also arrange for home visits to support the physical and mental health of the elderly.

Source: Ms. To, Elderly Services Social Worker, Hong Kong Family Welfare Society