'Respite Service for Elderly Persons' provides temporary day care service or short-term residential service for elderly perons. It serves the objective of providing support and temporary relief for family members or relatives who are the main caregivers of elderly persons requiring a certain degree of personal care whilst residing in the community. It aims at encouraging and helping elderly persons to continue living in the community for as long as possible.
'Day Respite Service for Elderly Persons' is provided by all subsidised day care centres/units for the elderly (DEs/DCUs) across the territory. Service provision is from 8:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. from Mondays to Saturdays, depending on actual opening hours of DEs/DCUs. Applicants may call or approach DEs/DCUs direct or request referrals through welfare or medical organisations.