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- Day Respite Service for Elderly Persons

Day Respite Service for Elderly Persons
 
Introduction

'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.

Pamphlet of Respite Service for Elderly Persons
 
Eligibility Criteria
Elderly persons are considered eligible for day respite service if they are:
  • aged 60 or above;
  • in need of general personal care and/or limited nursing care;
  • suitable for communal living, e.g. without aggressive or violet behaviour; and
  • not suffering from contagious disease
Fees
DEs/DCUs: $41.5 per day
 
   
For further details, you may read or download the following documents for reference:
 
Respite Service for Elderly Persons
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List of day care centres/units for the elderly
PDF Document (Acrobat  DocumentExcel Document (MS Excel Document)/storage/asset/section/1573/en/Vacancy-position-of-DPDRSE.csv
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Vacancy Position of Designated Day Respite Places
PDF Document (Acrobat  DocumentExcel Document (MS Excel Document)