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- Introduction

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Community Support Services for the Elderly

$d Community support services assist elderly people to remain living in the community for as long as possible. These services also give support to carers. With increasing diversity of community support services for the elders, a more integrated approach to facilitate access to services is adopted. In brief, there are three types of community support services for the elders, namely: elderly centre services, community care services and other support services.
   
$d Information of 'Useful Tips on Community Support Services for the Elderly' can be downloaded here.

PDF Document (Acrobat Document) Leaflet of Useful Tips on Community Support Services for the ElderlyWord Document (MSWord Document)
   
   

Elderly Centre Services

$d The objectives of elderly centre services are to provide community support services for elders and their carers at district and neighbourhood levels, and to facilitate elders and their carers to receive multifarious services at centres in vicinity close to their homes. In the districts, various elderly centres would collaborate together and form strategic alliance with other stakeholders to provide appropriate support services for the elders and to build up a caring community for them.
   
$d Elderly Centre Services include:
 $d  District Elderly Community Centre (DECC)
 $d  Support Team for the Elderly (STE)
 $d  Neighbourhood Elderly Centre (NEC)
 $d  Social Centre for the Elderly (S/E)
   
   

Community Care Services for the Elderly

$d Community Care Services aim to provide personal care, nursing care, rehabilitation training and social activities in a familiar home and community environment to the frail elderly who cannot receive care from their family members during day-time.
   
$d Additional Information on community care services for the elderly can be downloaded here.

PDF Document (Acrobat Document)Leaflet of Community Care Services for the Elderly Word Document (MSWord Document)
   
$d Community Care Services include:
 $d  Day Care Centre/Unit for the Elderly (DE)
 $d  Day Respite Service for the Elders
 $d  Enhanced Home and Community Care Services (EHCCS)
 $d  Integrated Home Care Services (IHCS)
 $d  Home Help Service (HHS)
   
   

Other Community Support Services

$d On top of the above-mentioned elderly centre services and community care services, there are also other community support services in the community to enable elders to enjoy their life in the community, to develop their potentials and to continue with their contributing role in the society.
   
$d Other Community Support Services includes:
 $d  Senior Citizen Card Scheme
 $d  Opportunities for the Elderly Project
 $d  Carer Support Service
 $d  Holiday Centre for the Elderly