東華三院「疫愛同行」計劃 「疫」境中全面關懷長者身心健康
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東華三院「疫愛同行」計劃 「疫」境中全面關懷長者身心健康

\\TWGHs Endless Care Services (ECS) and TWGHs Prestige Care Services for the Elderly (PCSE) | 東華三院「圓滿人生服務」 及東華三院「柏悅長者優質照顧服務站」
東華三院「圓滿人生服務」 及東華三院「柏悅長者優質照顧服務站」

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Comprehensive Care for the Elderly during the Epidemic

During the outbreak of COVID-19 in Hong Kong, many people have chosen to stay at home as a preventive measure. Among them, the underprivileged elderly and terminally-ill patients are especially stressful at home because of anxiety, insufficient resources, limited social contacts and a lack of physical exercise. Thanks to the sponsorship of the Hong Kong Jockey Club Charities Trust COVID-19 Emergency Fund, Elderly Services of Tung Wah Group of Hospitals (TWGHs) has initiated a new project namely the “Company in Adversity – Elderly Caring Project” in no time, serving the deprived elderly, particularly singleton elders, childless elderly couples and terminally-ill patients who have limited supports from the younger generation.

Showing Care While Delivering Boost-up Packs

“Company in Adversity – Elderly Caring Project” has kicked off in April 2020. With the participation of more than 25 frontline staff members and volunteers from Endless Care Services and Prestige Care Services for the Elderly under TWGH’s Elderly Services Section, boost-up packs were prepared and delivered to over 550 most deprived elderly within one week. These boost-up packs contained hygienic and protective products such as face masks, hand sanitizers, alcohol swabs and food supplies, together with a leaflet explaining the proper usage of these hygienic and protective products. These necessities not only eased the financial burden of the underprivileged, but also comforted them with love and care from the community. Many of the beneficiaries felt relieved upon the receipt of such tangible support and they expressed gratitude to TWGHs and HKJC for the boost-up packs.

Over 550 boost-up packs containing hygienic and protective products as well as food supplies were delivered to the deprived elderly and terminally-ill patients.

With the support of the Hong Kong Jockey Club Charities Trust COVID-19 Emergency Fund, the Project also offered transportation allowance to deprived singleton elders, childless elderly couples and terminally-ill patients who must go to hospitals for medical consultations and treatments as well as receiving prescriptions from hospitals. By using this allowance, they could attend medical follow-up by point-to-point transportation to reduce the risk of infection.

Equipping Elders with Proper Precautions

Other than hygienic and protective supplies, two community education videos have been produced and published to promote precaution and health information in a delightful and interesting way. The videos also encourage positive thinking amongst the elderly and promote care to them.

A Guide to Pandemic Preparedness
What You Need to Know When Leaving Home

Two community education videos have been produced and published to promote precaution and health information in a delightful and interesting way.

Besides, a newsletter was issued with complete information ranging from the correct ways of using hygienic products and proper ways to protect themselves, to simple stretching and breathing exercises, as well as nutritious soup recipes. This newsletter has been mailed to over 2,800 elderly members, and the electronic copy is available for free download from the website of Endless Care Services. In addition, safety and educational information has been disseminated to the underprivileged elderly, terminally-ill patients and caregivers through SMS and phone calls.



http://ecs.tungwahcsd.org/Attach/pdf/Final_newsletter.pdf

A newsletter was issued with complete information on hygienic tips and relaxing exercises. It has been mailed to over 2,800 elderly members. Online version is now available for free download from the website of Endless Care Services.

The “Company in Adversity - Elderly Caring Project” is coming to an end, while the coronavirus epidemic in Hong Kong shows signs of easing. TWGHs Elderly Services is grateful for the timely support from HKJC, which has enabled us to send the necessities, hygienic tips, care and support to the deprived elderly and terminally-ill patients in time. Let’s stay safe and healthy, and fight the virus together!

TWGHs Endless Care Services

Endless Care Services was established in 2009, offering a wide range of services including life and death education, community palliative care support, plan-ahead funeral arrangement and bereavement counselling. The Services aim to encourage elders to face ageing and the end of life positively and plan ahead for their funeral arrangements, so as to relieve the stress of the elders as well as the carers at the end-of-life stage and achieve a fulfilling life.

TWGHs Prestige Care Services for the Elderly

Prestige Care Services for the Elderly (PCSE) was established in 2013, providing one-stop hotline service and the user-matching service to support elderly and their carers. Since 2017, it has extended their scope to innovative outreaching elderly service, and established the first PARO Therapeutic Visiting team in Hong Kong which has received positive feedback in the social service sector. PCSE’s membership services, innovative art activities and programmes are also welcomed by service users.


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在新冠肺炎肆虐香港的嚴峻時期,市民選擇居家抗疫,盡量不出門。很多基層長者欠缺防疫用品,有些長者一個口罩戴上多天,亦有長者不敢外出買菜。長者們對疫情感到憂慮,再加上缺少運動和社交聯誼,令他們情緒低落……東華三院安老服務部獲香港賽馬會慈善信託基金「新冠肺炎緊急援助基金」捐助,短時間內籌備了專門為基層獨居長者、兩老家庭及末期病人而設的「疫愛同行──長者關愛計劃」,照顧他們的抗疫需要。

防疫包表關懷

「疫愛同行──長者關愛計劃」於2020年4月展開,超過25名來自「圓滿人生服務」和「柏悅長者優質照顧服務站」的同工及「生命同行大使」義工,在一星期內為逾550名有需要的無依長者及末期病人到戶送贈防疫包,當中包括外科口罩、搓手液、酒精濕紙巾、湯包及食物等,減輕長者在購買防疫物品的經濟負擔。防疫包內更附有防疫資訊單張,教導他們正確使用物資的方法,讓他們感受到社區濃濃的溫暖和關懷。收到防疫包後,不少長者表示再不用擔心短期內不夠口罩使用,並感謝東華三院及賽馬會慈善信託基金的關顧和支援。



計劃下,我們為超過550名有需要的無依長者及末期病人到戶送贈防疫包,裡面包含防疫用品及食物。

此計劃亦為經常到醫院覆診、接受治療的末期病人及罹患長期疾病的長者提供車費津貼,資助他們以的士代步,直接往返其住所和醫院,避免乘搭公共交通工具時人群聚集,減低感染風險。

自製短片及刊物 教長者正確態度防疫

物資以外,「疫愛同行」計劃亦製作了兩條社區教育短片,透過輕鬆有趣的故事傳遞正確的防疫資訊,提醒市民時刻保持個人衛生,關心長者,發放正能量。

【與您同行】保持防疫好習慣
【疫愛同行】柏悅小海豹與您共度疫境

「疫愛同行」計劃製作了兩條短片,透過輕鬆的故事傳遞正確的防疫資訊,關心長者,發放正能量。

同時,我們亦印製了《長者抗疫號外》,送給二千八百多位長者會員,提醒老友記注意清潔衞生、戴上和除下口罩的正確步驟,還有居家抗疫時期可在家裡進行的身心放鬆練習,更有滋潤補肺湯水介紹。同工亦透過短訊和電話慰問,為長者提供適切的防疫資訊,並鼓勵他們以正向思維面對「疫」境。

http://ecs.tungwahcsd.org/Attach/pdf/Final_newsletter.pdf

「疫愛同行」計劃印製了《長者抗疫號外》,送給二千八百多位長者會員,提醒老友記注意清潔衞生、放鬆身心。市民大眾亦可在「圓滿人生服務」網站免費下載電子版。

計劃來到尾聲,香港的疫情亦有所緩和,東華三院安老服務部慶幸在最關鍵的時刻獲得香港賽馬會慈善信託基金的贊助,為有需要的無依長者及末期病人送上物資和資訊、關懷與祝福,讓大家一起健康度過疫境!

東華三院圓滿人生服務

東華三院2009年成立「圓滿人生服務」,提供一站式的生死教育、寧養支援、哀傷輔導、後事規劃及殯儀服務,鼓勵長者安然地享受生命旅程的各個階段,以正面態度面對人生的終結,達致圓滿人生;同時亦教育大眾未雨綢繆,預早安排終老計劃,在步向生命終站時可以少一份擔憂,「老而善終」。

東華三院柏悅長者優質照顧服務站

「柏悅長者優質照顧服務站」於2013年成立,提供一站式長者服務熱線諮詢及配對服務,致力支援護老者及長者,並於2017年開拓創新、多元化的長者外展服務,包括成立全港首隊以智能海豹為媒介的外展服務隊。服務站的會員服務及藝術活動,也同樣受到業界歡迎及好評。