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- Introduction

 

Introduction
   
Residential Care Homes (Elderly Persons) Ordinance
All residential care homes for the elderly (RCHEs) must be licensed to legitimize their operations. The Licensing Office of Residential Care Homes for the Elderly (LORCHE) is responsible for enforcing statutory provisions under the Ordinance applicable to subvented, contract, self- financing non-profit-making and private RCHEs. For further details, you may click the following items to get the details or download the materials:
   
How to Apply for a Licence Under The Residential Care Homes (Elderly Persons) Ordinance and Policy Statement on Residential Care Homes (Elderly Persons) Ordinance PDF DocumentAcrobat Document 
   
Licensing Office of Residential Care Homes for the Elderly-Scope of Service
PDF DocumentAcrobat Document
   
Guidance Notes on Submission of Floor Plans (Only Chinese version available)
   
Application for a Licence (only Chinese version available) PDF DocumentAcrobat Document  Word DocumentMS Word Document
   

Code of Practice (only Chinese version available) PDF DocumentAcrobat Document 

  Annexes of Code Practice (only Chinese version available) PDF DocumentAcrobat Document 
 

Guidelines of Drug Management in Residential Care Homes for the Elderly (only Chinese version is available) 'For details, please visit the following website' 

  http://www.info.gov.hk/elderly/chinese/resources_for_community_esp-c.htm#c 
     

Guidelines on Prevention of Communicable Diseases in Residential Care Homes for the Elderly 'For details, please visit the following website'  

 

http://www.info.gov.hk/elderly/english/resources_for_community_esp-e.htm#a 

   

Training Workshop for RCHE Staff (7 June 2012 and 3 July 2012) (Only Chinese version is available) 

 

PDF DocumentDrug management (1)  

 

PDF DocumentDrug management (2) 

 

PDF DocumentManagement on pressure sore and wound care 

 

PDF DocumentAccidents in RCHEs - clinical management on fall, choking and coma 

 

PDF DocumentAccidents in RCHEs - record system and administrative arrangement 

  PDF DocumentPrevention and handling of elder abuse in RCHEs 
   

Training Workshop for RCHE Staff (20 December 2012 and 29 January 2013) (Only Chinese version is available) 

  PDF DocumentDrug management
  PDF DocumentUnderstanding dementia and the use of medication
  PDF DocumentHandling dementia in RCHEs
  PDF DocumentEnd of life care in RCHEs
  PDF DocumentProper use of physical restraint in RCHEs
   

Training Workshop for RCHE Staff (7 May 2013 and 5 June 2013) (Only Chinese version is available)

  PDF DocumentDiet and nutrition for residents in RCHEs
  PDF DocumentBathing services in RCHEs (1)
  PDF DocumentBathing services in RCHEs (2)
  PDF DocumentRecord keeping for health care related documents in RCHEs 
   

Training Workshop for RCHE Staff (9 October 2013 and 5 November 2013) (Only Chinese version is available)

  PDF DocumentEarly identification and handling of residents with suicidal risk
  PDF DocumentUnderstanding and hadling of residents with suspected mental illness
  PDF DocumentLifting and Transfer
  PDF DocumentPrevention of elder abuse in RCHEs
      
 

Pilot Scheme on Visiting Pharmacist Services (2013-14) - Briefing Session  

 

Date : 24 May 2013

 

Time : 2:30 p.m.

 

Venue : Leighton Hill Community Hall,133 Wong Nai Chung Road, Happy Valley, Causeway Bay, Hong Kong (the map attached) Word DocumentMS Word Document

   
 

Application Form for the Pilot Scheme (Only Chinese version is available) Word DocumentMS Word Document

   
    

Suggestions/ Complaints concerning Services of Residential Care Homes for the Elderly
The Licensing Office of Residential Care Homes of the Elderly (LORCHE) is responsible for enforcing the licensing requirements in terms of staffing, space, design, structure, safety precautions and quality of care as specified in the Residential Care Homes (Elderly Persons) Ordinance, its subsidiary Regulation and the Code of Practice. Any person who wish to make enquires, give suggestions or lodge complaints against the services of residential care homes for the elderly may contact LORCHE direct at 2961 7211 or 2834 7414 during office hours or contact the Department Hotline at 2343 2255. The address of LORCHE is as follows: 

           Licensing Office of Residential Care Homes for the Elderly
         Social Welfare Department
         Room 2354, 23/F, Wu Chung House,
         213 Queen's Road East
         Wan Chai, Hong Kong
   
 
Health Worker Training Course to train up qualified health workers to meet with the licensing requirement in staffing. The course, which was revised in January 2006, is effective on 1 April 2006. You may click the following items to get the details or download the materials:
   

Information Brief on Registration of Health Workers PDF DocumentAcrobat Document  Word DocumentMS Word Document

   

Application Form for Registration as a Health Worker (Only Chinese version is available) PDF DocumentAcrobat Document  Word DocumentMS Word Document
 

Brief on Application for Health Worker Registration (Only Chinese version is available)

   

Application Form submitted by Training Institutes (Only Chinese version is available)

   

Data Updating Form for Register for Health Worker (Only Chinese version is available)

   

Application for Renewal / Replacement of Health Worker Registration Certificate (Only Chinese version is available)

    

Training Courses for Health Worker in Residential Care Homes for the Elderly and Combined Health Worker Training Courses Approved by Director of Social Welfare (as at 4 February 2014) PDF DocumentAcrobat Document 

   
   

Licensing Office of Residential Care Homes for the Elderly

 

Office Hours 

  Monday to Friday :  
         8:45 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
         2:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.
  Closed on Saturday, Sunday and Public Holiday
   
  Means of Contact:
 

Address: 

Room 2354, 23/F., Wu Chung House, 213 Queen's Road East, Wan Chai, Hong Kong 

Tel. No.:

2961 7211 or 2834 7414 (During non-office hours, please leave your message, name and contact phone no. at the voice mail box.  We will contact you in the following working day.)

Fax No.: 

2574 4176

Email:          

lorcheenq@swd.gov.hk