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- Care and Attention Home for the Aged Blind (C&A / AB)

Care and Attention Homes for the Aged Blind

Service Description

It provides residential care, meals, personal care and  limited nursing care for elderly blind persons who suffer from poor health or physical/mental disabilities with deficiency in activities of daily living but are mentally suitable for group living. (Some care & attention homes for the aged blind have infirmary care unit, in which the level of care provided is equivalent to infirmary.)

Leaflet of Care and Attention Homes for the Aged Blind

Eligibility for the Service
To be eligible for the service, an applicant should be:

persons aged 60 and above;

certified blind by a medical officer of the Eye Clinic or registered Ophthalmologist in private practice;

in need of personal care and attention in the course of daily living activities and are unable to live at home, but who also do not require intensive nursing care;

have a social or housing need and are unable to live independently in the community;

free from infectious disease or illness which may require intensive nursing care;

in poor health or suffering from functional disabilities to the extent that assistance in personal care and daily living is nessary;

able to move around with a walking aid or in a wheelchair; and

mentally suitable for group living.

Application Procedures
Referrals can be made by social workers to the Central Referral System for Rehabilitation Services of the Social Welfare Department.  The application is free of charge.  The applicant should report to the Independent Commission Against Corruption (ICAC) immediately in case anyone offers to assist in application for residential placement in return for remuneration.  Attempted bribery by any person is also an offence in law, SWD will refer the case to ICAC for investigation.

Fees and Charges
$1,605 per month for 50% disabled adults
$1,813 per month for 100% disabled adults / Disability Allowance recipients

Service Pamphlet
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List of Care & Attention Homes for the Aged Blind
Addresses and telephone numbers can be downloaded here.
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