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- Residential Respite Service for Elders

Residential Respite Service for the Elderly


Introduction
Residential respite service is a form of temporary or short-term residential care service for elders. It serves the objective of providing temporary relief for family members or relatives who are the main caregivers of elders requiring a certain degree of personal care whilst residing in the community. It aims at encouraging and helping elders to continue living in the community for as long as possible.

The designated places for respite service include care-and-attention (C&A) places in subvented residential care homes for the elderly (RCHEs) and C&A places or nursing home (NH) places in contract homes.

Residential  respite service is also provided in all subvented RCHEs, subvented NHs, contract homes and private homes participating in the Enhanced Bought Place Scheme (EBPS)  through the use of casual vacancies of the subsidised places.


Leaflet on Residential Respite Service for the Elderly can be downloaded here.
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Eligibility Criteria
Elders are considered eligible for residential respite service if they are:

  1. aged 60 or above;
  2. in need of short-term residential care so that family members or relatives as their main caregivers may take a break from providing the care on a long-term basis;
  3. physically and mentally fit for communal living;
  4. free from contagious diseases;
  5. requiring a level of personal and nursing care corresponding to the admission criteria of the particular type of residential service; and
  6. to be taken back into care by the family upon expiry of the respite period.

Fees   
                                                                   
Home-for-the-Aged places : $52 per day      
Care-and-Attention places : $62 per day      
Contract Home places : $62 per day      
Nursing Home places : $72 per day     


For further details, you may read or download the following documents for reference :

Residential Respite Service for the Elderly
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Annex I - List of Residential Care Homes for the Elderly Providing Designated Respite Places
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Annex II - Application Form (Chinese Application Form applicable for EBPS homes)
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Medical Examination Form (A)
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Availability of Designated Residential Respite Places in subvented residential care homes for the elderly and contract homes 
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Position of Casual Vacancy of Subsidised Places under EBPS
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Availability of Designated Residential Respite Places in private homes participating in Enhanced Bought Place Scheme
(Special measure in private homes participating in the Enhanced Bought Place Scheme by 30 September 2019)

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