Day Care Centre for the Elderly
Monday to Saturday: 8:00 am – 6:00 pm
Sunday & Public Holidays – closed
The centre provides nursing, rehabilitation training, counselling and referral, social and recreational activities, personal care, meals, transportation, carer support services and so on to elders who are not taken care of by family members in the daytime with an aim to maintain elders’ physical health and body function. The centre also maintains elders’ motive and ability so that they can age in place.
People aged 60 or above living in the community with weak or poor conditions and have difficulty to take care of themselves. They should be able to walk with walking aids or wheelchairs. They should be in need of general personal care or limited nursing care, without any acute medical problems or infectious disease, not having persistent residual symptoms from chronic psychiatric illness, non-bedridden, whose family members have difficulties in taking care of them during daytime and suitable for communal living.
Scopes of Service
Care Plan: Assessment plan is set out, implemented and reviewed by nurses, physiotherapists and occupational therapists.
Nursing Service: our nurses provide nursing care (e.g. medication and monitoring etc.), health evaluation, advice on rehabilitation and health education.
Rehabilitation Therapy: physiotherapists and occupational therapists tailor-make rehabilitation exercises and therapeutic plan for elders to promote exercising activities and provide advice on using and lending rehabilitation equipment so as to improve elders’ mobility and body function.
Psychological Social Health Service: social workers provide counselling and referral service to assist elders in adapting to communal life and ease issues in relation to emotional, financial and personal relationship; the centre also organise various interest, developmental, educational and volunteer groups for elders to better spend their leisure time.
Meals: to provide meals and assist elders in their living such as toileting and feeding.
Support to Carers: to organise various workshop to share skills of taking care of elders such as caring and rehabilitation tips after stroke, manual-handling technique, home care of patients with diabetes or dementia and so on; in addition, to build a support network among the carers and organise interactive groups.
Activity room, reminiscence corner, sensory training room, therapy and exercise room, simulated living room, nursing room, pantry and laundry
Fees will be charged based on the criteria set out by the Social Welfare Department.
Application should be sent through the Social Welfare Department or the family service centres of non-government organisations, medical social workers or district elderly community centres. Applicants should be assessed by the Standardised Care Need Assessment Mechanism for Elderly Services of the Social Welfare Department. Qualified applicants will receive service or be put on the waiting list.
Visit in person, make a phone call to or write to the staff at the centre.