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- Long Stay Care Home (LSCH)

Long Stay Care Home

Service Description
Long Stay Care Homes (LSCH) provide support services for persons in mental recovery in need of long term residential care and active maintenance services to enable them with the necessary abilities to progress to more integrated living in the community.

Eligibility for the Service
Persons in mental recovery in need of long term residential care and active maintenance services who are:
aged 15 or above; and
in stable or controlled medical and mental condition;
requiring no active medical treatment or nursing care but requiring long-term residential service;
free from assessed disposition to violence within 5 years and infectious disease, alcohol or drug; and
recommended by a pre-discharge case conference of the hospital concerned.

Application Procedures
Referrals can be made by social workers to the Central Referral System for Rehabilitation Services of the Social Welfare Department.  The application is free of charge.  The applicant should report to the Independent Commission Against Corruption (ICAC) immediately in case anyone offers to assist in application for residential placement in return for remuneration.  Attempted bribery by any person is also an offence in law, SWD will refer the case to ICAC for investigation.

Fees and Charges
$1,660 per month for 50% disabled adults
$1,871 per month for 100% disabled adults / Disability Allowance recipients

List of Long Stay Care Homes
Addresses and telephone numbers can be downloaded here.
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