Elderly persons and their carers in need of day care service or respite service may approach District Elderly Community Centres, Neighbourhood Elderly Centres, Social Centres for the Elderly and the following Day Care Centres/Units for the Elderly for referrals. (Click here for a list of organizations that provide respite services)
Elderly persons are considered eligible for residential respite service if they are:
To enable elders to maintain their optimal level of functioning, develop their potential, improve their quality of life and to remain ageing in the community.
To provide various kinds of support and assistance to the carers in order to enable them to carry on with their responsibilities as carers.
8:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. from Mondays to Saturdays (The actual operating hours of individual centres/units may vary)
Day Care Centres/Units for the Elderly : $40 per day
To provide designated places for respite service, including care-and-attention places in subvented residential care homes for the elderly and care-and-attention places or nursing home places in contract homes.
Caseworkers will assess the elderly person’s needs and make referrals to the residential care homes for the elderly or nursing homes concerned if considered suitable.
Residential respite service rendered to each elderly person on each occasion shall be neither less than 24 hours, nor more than 6 weeks (i.e. 42 days) which is also the maximum accumulative duration of period(s) of use of the service within the 12 months preceding the date of admission for the service.
Home-for-the-Aged places: $52 per day
Care-and-Attention Home places: $62 per day
Contract Home places: $62 per day
Nursing Home places: $72 per day
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