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Elderly Health Service

Details: Elderly are reminded to maintain personal and environmental hygiene, always keep the hands clean especially before touching the mouth, nose or eyes; wash hands with liquid soap and water, and rub for at least 20 seconds. Make sure the U-traps contain water. Pour half a litre of water into each drain outlet every week.

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Elderly Health Centres

Details: The Department of Health has established 18 Elderly Health Centres (EHCs) in Hong Kong. Elderly aged 65 and above can be enrolled as members of EHCs. Since the turnover of members is not high, new applicants may have to experience longer waiting time before arrangement on enrollment can be made. The waiting time for each EHC can be viewed here.

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Health Promotion Activities

Details: In response to the latest situation of coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) and the need to maintain social distancing, the quota of the health talks in Elderly Health Centres is limited. Interested clients can contact the Elderly Health

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Common Eating Problems in the Elderly

Details: Common Eating Problems in the Elderly Common Eating Problems in the Elderly Our bodily function changes as we age. Eating problems caused by the decline of …

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Activity and Elderly

Details: Activity and Elderly Hong Kong people have a very long life expectancy. In 2018, the expectancy of life at birth for men and women was 82 years and 88 years respectively . …

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Elderly Health Service -Activity and Elder

Details: Patient’s memory, comprehension, language, learning capacity, calculation and judgement would be affected. Some also present with emotional, behavioural or sensory …

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Traditional Chinese Medicine

Details: A. Health Preservation in Chinese Medicine According to the theories of Chinese medicine, health preservation means preserving one's body so as to maintain good health,

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Proper Positioning for the Prevention of Pressure Sores …

Details: Personal hygiene Keep skin clean and dry; change napkins frequently to decrease risk of skin infection in elders who suffer from incontinence. Pay attention to the skin condition …

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Coping with Chronic Illness

Details: It is of vital importance to maintain healthy lifestyle for good health. Here are a few practical tips: Observe good sleep hygiene. Regular exercise can help to relax the body and …

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Pamphlets/Posters

Details: Health Warning Signs: Queries about Health Checks: Varicose Vein: Exercise and Care: Mental Health. Coping with Grief: Understanding Dementia (Bilingual in Chinese and …

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Coronary heart disease

Details: As one grows older, fatty tissue deposits as plaques on the inside walls of arteries. This becomes thicker and thicker so that the lumen of arteries becomes narrowed. This …

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Prevention of Elder Abuse

Details: Prevention and intervention strategies for elder abuse. The problem would not disappear by itself if it is just tolerated. Suggestions for self and mutual help for elders. Crisis …

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Adjustment to Retirement

Details: Take advantage of the discounts for the elderly. In case of financial strain, be open-minded to accept help from family, friends or the government. Avoid high-risk …

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Colorectal Cancer

Details: Colorectal cancer is one of the commonest cancers in Hong Kong. Most colorectal cancers begin as a small polyp. Polyps are usually benign, but some may gradually develop …

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Caring Stroke Patients

Details: 1. Encouragement of self-care. Encourage patients to take responsibility of their personal hygiene such as combing and changing clothes according to their functional ability. …

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Coping with Anxiety

Details: In fact, anxiety is a natural reaction in the face of crisis. It serves to heighten awareness, to speed up action taken to avoid danger or to handle the problem faced, so as to …

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Chronic Obstructive Airway Disease

Details: Mild shortness of breath is common in elderly, especially after performing exercise. Although this may be due to deterioration in lung function, it could also be the symptom of …

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Social Isolation

Details: Social Isolation. Elders who are socially isolated tend to be disengaged from others. Even if they interact with people, their interactions are usually superficial and they …

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Skin Care for the Elderly

Details: 1. Become healthier Keep the skin clean. Bathe daily in summer, cleaning especially areas like the armpit, the underparts and the feet. Sweaty individuals should wear …

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Feeding Skills for Carers of Frail Elderly Persons

Details: Assist the elderly to maintain good personal hygiene: rinse mouth, cleanse the denture or perform oral care, and to wipe the mouth with wet towel if necessary Remove the …

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Practical tips in doing housework

Details: Good planning. Get organized can make your housework easier, please consider the following tips: Place frequently used items where they can be reached easily. Dispose …

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Influenza Vaccination

Details: Influenza occurs in Hong Kong throughout the year but is usually more common in periods from January to March/April and July to August. If persons with weakened immunity …

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Lifestyle Redesign for Successful and Fruitful Ageing

Details: To achieve active engagement in life, retired elderly can restructure their time and consider the following: 1. Leisure participation. Leisure participation provides opportunities to …

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Menu Planning for People with Chewing Difficulties

Details: According to the Oral Health Survey conducted by the Department of Health in 2011, the average number of teeth remaining in institutionalized elders was 9.4. Almost 30% …

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Diet Recommendations for Heart Health

Details: Eat moderate amount of meat, fish, eggs and alternatives such as dried beans, and milk and alternatives, such as calcium-fortified soy milk. Eat the least amount of foods that …

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Healthy and Smart Eating Out

Details: Whether eating out is healthy or not depends on the type of food being chosen, the cooking methods used, and the amount of food eaten. Eating out is often associated with the …

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Fees and Charges

Details: Fees and Charges for Elderly Health Centres (with effect from 13 December 2021) Elders aged 65 falling into the following categories are eligible for the rates of charges …

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We Fight the Virus

Details: As some people infected with COVID-19 only have mild symptoms, members of the public are advised to seek medical advice promptly when feeling unwell (even if having …

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Stress in the Elderly

Details: The elderly can share their difficulties and feelings in facing stress, and their way of coping, with those they can confide (e.g. relatives and friends). This helps to ventilate emotions and …

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Be Prepared for Winter

Details: Change soiled napkins and pants frequently for those who are incontinent. Be sure to keep the head, neck, hands and feet warm, with the use of hat, scarf, gloves and …

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How to select suitable activities for elderly in residential care home

Details: How to select and design suitable activities for elderly in residential care home (6) Caregivers can select and design an activity for residents systematically through the following …

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Exercise and Games

Details: Point 1: Consider elderly persons’ interests and health conditions. Group elderly persons with similar abilities and interest together; Point 2: Set the objectives of the games …

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