Integrated Discharge Support Programme for Elderly Patients Home Support Team
Monday to Friday: 9:00 am – 6:00 pm
Saturday, Sunday & Public Holidays – closed
The Home Support Team will work with professionals to assess and set out discharge plan from the hospitals for the elderly so that they can better grasp the opportunity to recover. It also provides the elderly and their family members with rehabilitation and home care services during the transitional period so as to reduce the risk of unplanned re-admission to the hospitals. Eventually, “age in place” can be achieved.
People aged 60 or above living in Kowloon City, Yau Ma Tei, Tsim Sha Tsui and Wong Tai Sin; referred by Queen Elizabeth Hospital, Kowloon Hospital and Hong Kong Buddhist Hospital with the need of rehabilitation, personal care or a high risk of unplanned re-admission.
Scopes of Service
After taking needs assessment provided by the staff members, the needy elderly will be arranged to receive appropriate rehabilitation and home support services for 6 to 8 weeks as follows:
Professional Care: home visit, professional care and teaching of care skills.
Physiotherapy: Through the therapy, elders’ body functions can be improved so that they can take care of themselves independently and reduce the burden of the carers.
Occupational Therapy: Through the therapy, home assessment/modification and the use of aiding equipment, elders’ mind, fitness and independent living ability can be strengthened so that they can live safely and independently at home as well as in the community.
Home Care Services: individual care plan, basic nursing, special nursing, personal care, meal service, urgent discharge and escort service, home care services such as laundry, cooking, house-keeping and cleaning.
Other Support: short-term residential respite service in the daytime, daytime and residential home referral, support to carers of the elderly, 24-hour hotline.
Fees will be charged based on the criteria set out by the Hospital Authority under Integrated Discharge Support Programme for Elderly Patients, depending on the financial affordability of the individuals and families.
Referred by nurses of the Discharge Planning Team of the hospitals.
Visit in person, make a phone call or write to staff at the centre.