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Emergency Placement
 
   

Introduction
Emergency placement is provided in some subvented residential care homes for the elderly and nursing homes to offer temporary or short-term residential care service for elders. It serves the objective of guarding the elders against risks arising from lack of immediate care/accommodation until their next-of-kin are located for the elders' restoration to families or other alternatives are arranged.
   
Eligibility Criteria
Elders aged 65 or above* who meet the basic criteria for admission to residential care homes for the elderly or nursing homes, conditions (f) and (g) below as well as one or more of conditions (a) to (e) below may be accepted for emergency placement:
(a) homeless without the prospect of immediate restoration to family; or
   
(b) evicted (or facing imminent eviction) from the accommodation for various reasons; or
   
(c) fit for discharge from hospital upon completion of medical treatment yet having difficulty in taking care of himself/herself or having no suitable caregivers; or
   
(d) in acute immediate need of alternative placement due to relationship problem at existing residence and in weak health to the extent that immediate removal/transfer is necessary to avoid risks to lives, such as elder abuse cases; or
   
(e) unavailability or inability of caregivers owing to acute unforeseeable crisis situation such as hospitalisation or imprisonment of caregivers or sudden deterioration of the elder's health condition which cannot be coped with by the caregivers and community support services with the result that the elder's continuous stay in his/her home will pose dangers to his/her health; and
   
(f) certified free from contagious diseases; and
   
(g) mentally fit for communal living and having no persistent tendency to violence, self-destruction/self-injury or disruptive behaviour.

* Persons aged between 60 and 64 may apply if there is a proven need.
   
Emergency Placementin Residential Care Homes for the ElderlyApplication Procedure
Referrals for admission to emergency placement should be made by a social worker.  Elderly persons or their families may approach casework service units (e.g. Integrated Family Service Centres, Medical Social Services Units) or elderly services centres who will assess the elder's needs and make referrals to the residential care homes for the elderly or nursing homes concerned if considered suitable.



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(a) Operational Guidelines on Emergency Placement in Residential Care Services for Elders (English version only)

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(b) Information Note on Emergency Placement in Residential Care Services for Elders
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(c) List of Residential Care Homes for the Elderly and Nursing Homes Providing Emergency Placement Service
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(d) Vacancy Position of Emergency Places in Individual Residential Care Homes for the Elderly and Nursing Homes
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(e) Leaflet on Emergency Placement can be downloaded here.
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(f) Forms
Medical Examination Form (A)
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Form EP-1
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Form EP-2
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Form EP-3
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Form EP-4
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