- Entitlement and access to public health care services
- Medical treatment: consent and withdrawal
- Advance Directives
- Taking care of a mentally incapacitated person: Guardianship or Committee
- Enduring Power of Attorney
- Elder abuse
- Medical negligence
- Medical insurance
- Care by residential care homes for elderly persons
- Overview of residential care homes for elderly persons in Hong Kong
- Licensing system for residential care homes in Hong Kong
- The Residential Care Homes (Elderly Persons) Ordinance and its subsidiary legislation
- The Code of Practice for Residential Care Homes (Elderly Persons)
- Monitoring of residential care homes
- The Complaint Mechanism
- The Residential Care Homes (Persons with Disabilities) Ordinance
- How to select a suitable residential care home and how to adjust to group living in residential care homes?
- Elder abuse
- Common examples of accidents which may cause personal injury to elderly persons in residential care homes
Care by residential care homes for elderly persons
Monitoring of residential care homes
Pursuant to section 18 of the Residential Care Homes (Elderly Persons) Ordinance (Cap. 459), the Licensing Office of Residential Care Homes for the Elderly of the SWD inspects residential care homes in Hong Kong to ensure that they comply with the licensing requirements.
At present, the SWD conducts several surprise inspections of each private residential care home each year. The frequency of inspections is adjusted based on the past service performance and risk level of individual residential care homes.
The inspections cover services such as drug management, personal care, infection control, handling of accidents, environmental hygiene, meals, staffing, etc.
Residential care homes are required to rectify irregularities detected during inspections. Advisory or warning letters are issued to non-compliant residential care homes, and prosecution action is taken when necessary.