The Programme is ended on 1 April 2022.
It is increasingly common that elderly people suffer from ‘3Hs’ (hypertension, hyperlipidemia and hyperglycemia). Osteoporosis is closely associated with bone fractures among elders as well. Failure to manage the related chronic diseases properly will not only worsen their physical and mental health, but also induce expenditure, pressure of carers, and thus the burden of public healthcare system.
With the funding support of BOCHK Centenary Charity Programme allocated through the Community Chest of Hong Kong, the two-year community health service project was launched in April 2020. Through a 3-tier “Primary Healthcare” model, the project aims at promoting cross-sector collaboration and synergizing community effort to improve the elders’ health condition related to ‘3Hs’ and osteoporosis as well as to reduce related risks, so as to fill existing gaps of the public healthcare service in the long run. By connecting and building supportive network among different stakeholders of the community, the project also aims at raising their awareness to chronically ill elders and carers, enabling elders to age in place.
By adopting a 3-tier model to promote, prevent and control chronic diseases according to different health conditions of the elderly.