Download Code of Practice for Residential Care Homes (Elderly Persons) PDF

TitleCode of Practice for Residential Care Homes (Elderly Persons)
File Size799.9 KB
Total Pages96
Table of Contents
                            Cover page
Table of Contents
Chapter 1 Introduction
	1.1 General
	1.2 Purpose of the Ordinance and the Regulation
	1.3 Licence
	1.4 Certificate of Registration
Chapter 2 Classification of Residential Care Homes for the Elderly
	2.1 Classification of Homes
	2.2 Classification of Mixed Homes
Chapter 3 Licence
	3.1 Policy
	3.2 Application for a Licence
	3.3 Issue of Licence
	3.4 Conditions for the Issue of Licence
	3.5 Renewal of Licence
	3.6 Display of Licence
	3.7 Format of Licence
	3.8 Application for New Licence by Licensed RCHEs
	3.9 Expansion or Merger of RCHEs
	3.10 Closure of RCHEs
Chapter 4 Building and Accommodation
	4.1 General
	4.2 Statutory Plans, Land Lease Conditions, Deeds of Mutual Covenant and Tenancy Conditions
	4.3 Restriction to the Premises of RCHE
	4.4 Design
	4.5 Basic Facilities
	4.6 Accessibility
	4.7 Means of Escape
	4.8 Fire Resisting Construction
	4.9 Heating, Lighting and Ventilation
	4.10 Toilet Facilities
	4.11 Water Supply and Ablutions
	4.12 Repair
	4.13 Renovation
Chapter 5 Fire Safety and Fire Precautions
	5.1 General
	5.2 Location
	5.3 Height
	5.4 Fire Service Installations and Equipment
	5.5 Additional Requirements
	5.6 Fire Precautions
Chapter 6 Area of Floor Space
	6.1 Area of Floor Space
	6.2 Number of Residents
Chapter 7 Furniture and Equipment
	7.1 General
	7.2 Dormitory
	7.3 Sitting/Dining Room
	7.4 Toilet/Bathroom
	7.5 Kitchen/Pantry
	7.6 Laundry
	7.7 Office
	7.8 Medical Equipment and Supplies
	7.9 Other Equipment
Chapter 8 Management
	8.1 Display of Name of RCHE
	8.2 Procedures for Admission of Residents to RCHE
	8.3 Charges and Handling of Residents’ Properties
	8.4 Schedule of Daily Activities
	8.5 Staff Employment Record/Staff Duty List/Duty Roster/ Attendance Record/Outdoor Duty Record
	8.6 Record Keeping
	8.7 Staff Meeting
	8.8 Handling of Elder Abuse Cases in RCHE
	8.9 Insurance
	8.10 Handling of Personal Data
	8.11 Closure of RCHE or Request for Removal of Residents
Chapter 9 Staffing of RCHE
	9.1 Employment of Staff
	9.2 Definition
	9.3 Staff on Overnight Duty
	9.4 Conditions of Service
	9.5 Staff Training
	9.6 Relief Staff
	9.7 Changes in Staff Employment
	9.8 Importation of Workers
Chapter 10 Health Worker
	10.1 Application
	10.2 Qualifications for Registration as a Health Worker
	10.3 Registration
	10.4 Registration Fee
	10.5 Cancellation of Registration
	10.6 Job Description of a Health Worker
	10.7 Continuing Education
Chapter 11 Health and Care Services
	11.1 General
	11.2 Health HealthHealth
	11.3 Drug Storage and Management
	11.4 Annual Medical Examinationl
	11.5 Personal Care
	11.6 Use of Restraints
	11.7 Notes for Using Urinary Drainage Catheters
	11.8 Notes for Using Feeding Tubes
	11.9 Care for Demented Elderly Residents
	11.10 Cold or Hot Weather
	11.11 Pressure Ulcers
	11.12 Other Specialised Nursing Procedures
Chapter 12 Infection Control
	12.1 General
	12.2 Duties of an Infection Control Officer
	12.3 Prevention of Infectious Diseases
	12.4 Management of Cases of Infectious Diseases
	12.5 Other Information
Chapter 13 Nutrition and Diet
	13.1 General
	13.2 Design of Menu
	13.3 Meals and Choice of Food
	13.4 Preparation and Supply of Food
	13.5 Meal Time
	13.6 Special Attention on Supply of Food
	13.7 Provision of Water
	13.8 Monitoring of Nutritional Condition of Residents
	13.9 Handling of Food and Other Things Brought in by Visitors
	13.10 Other Information
Chapter 14 Cleanliness and Sanitation
	14.1 General
	14.2 Staff
	14.3 Residents
	14.4 Cleaning Schedule
	14.5 General Sanitation
	14.6 Pest and Vector Control
	14.7 Other information
Chapter 15 Social Care
	15.1 General
	15.2 Homely Atmosphere
	15.3 Adapting to Life in an RCHE
	15.4 Programmes and Activities
Document Text Contents
Page 1



March 2013
(Revised Edition)

Page 49

Code of Practice for Residential Care Homes (Elderly Persons)

(d) establishing and keeping an attendance record and an outdoor duty
record for all staff (including relief staff) to reflect the actual situation
of staff-on-duty at different time of a day (please refer to Annex 8.3
and Annex 8.4 for samples of Staff Attendance Record and Outdoor
Duty Record).

8.6 Record Keeping

8.6.1 Under section 12 of the Residential Care Homes (Elderly Persons)
Regulation, the operator of RCHE should maintain a record of every
person employed in the RCHE with the following details:

(a) name (Chinese and English), date of birth/age, address,

telephone number and Hong Kong Identity Card number;

(b) supporting documents of relevant qualifications;

(c) post held in the RCHE;

(d) wages;

(e) working hours and shift of duty;

(f) terms of appointment (full-time or part-time); and

(g) date of appointment and resignation.

8.6.2 The home manager of an RCHE must establish and maintain a

comprehensive and regularly updated record system and keep the
records properly in the RCHE for inspection by LORCHE at any time.
Such records, under section 16 of the Residential Care Homes
(Elderly Persons) Regulation and as a matter of good practice, are
required to include:

(a) Record of Residents

(i) the name (Chinese and English), particulars of identity
(including sex, date of birth/age and Hong Kong Identity
Card number), address and telephone number (if
applicable) of each resident;

(ii) the name, particulars of identity, address and telephone

number of at least one relative or contact person of each
resident and his/her relationship with the resident;

8 - 3

Page 95

Code of Practice for Residential Care Homes (Elderly Persons)



15.1 General

RCHEs should encourage residents to develop a healthy life style in

all aspects and facilitate their maintenance of physical, mental and

psychological health. RCHEs must take care of the residents’ residual

cognitive power, deliver a sense of security and self-assurance, respect their

autonomy and fulfill their quest for love and care. The above objectives can

be achieved by various measures set out in the following paragraphs.

15.2 Homely Atmosphere

15.2.1 RCHEs should cultivate a homely atmosphere as far as possible such

that the residents may feel like being at home.

15.2.2 RCHE should promote interpersonal relationship and help to build

mutual trust among the residents while attention should be paid in

protecting their personal privacy.

15.2.3 The design of RCHE, staff attitude and the arrangements of

programmes/activities should aim at providing proper social care for

the residents.

15.3 Adapting to Li fe in an RCHE

15.3.1 After admission of the residents, RCHE should provide assistance to

them as soon as possible to help them adapt to the RCHE

environment and understand areas of attention in group living. Staff

of RCHE should demonstrate an understanding if the residents appear

to be anxious or distressed, assist them in building a trustful

relationship with the staff and other residents, and provide them with

a caring environment for leading an enjoyable life.

15 - 1

Page 96

Code of Practice for Residential Care Homes (Elderly Persons)

15.3.2 RCHEs should encourage the residents’ guardian Note 1/guarantor Note

2/family members/relatives to provide assistance during the

adjustment period of the residents, encourage their involvement in

formulating individual care plan of the residents and visiting the

residents regularly so as to provide them with appropriate emotional

support and help them adapt to group living in RCHEs.

15.3.3 RCHEs should draw up a daily living schedule for residents

according to their needs as appropriate so that they may develop a

regular living pattern and good living habits.

15.4 Programmes and Activities

15.4.1 RCHEs should organise mass programmes or individual leisure

activities for residents to promote their mental and psychological

well-being. Provision of such activities is part of the efforts to

provide social care for residents. In organising these activities,

consideration should be given to the residents’ individual interests

and capabilities.

15.4.2 RCHEs should organise social and recreational activities as well as

meaningful social interaction among residents for the enhancement of

individual mental and psychological well-being. Such activities

may include interest groups (e.g. Cantonese opera singing class,

handicraft class, book/newspaper reading class and tailor-made

exercise/games etc.), birthday parties and festive celebrations.

15.4.3 RCHEs may make use of community resources (e.g. volunteers and

community recreational facilities tailor-made for the elderly) to meet

the needs of the residents and help them integrate into the

surrounding community.

15.4.4 The information of activities should be clearly displayed on notice

boards and properly recorded in accordance with the requirements

stated in paragraph 8.6.2(j) of Chapter 8.

Note 1 A “guardian” refers to a person appointed by the Guardianship Board and thus with legal status accorded.
Note 2 A “guarantor” refers to a relative or non-relative of the resident who voluntarily involves in handling

various matters for the resident, including applications for admission to and discharging from RCHE,
discussion of care plans and payment of fees, etc., without legal status accorded.

15 - 2

Similer Documents