Dementia Community Support Scheme
Participants who are recipients of Comprehensive Social Security Assistance (CSSA) or Old Age Living Allowance (OALA), or holders of medical fee waiver (not applicable to holders of one-off medical waiver) can receive free services under the pilot scheme.
Participants who are neither recipients of CSSA or OALA, nor holders of medical fee waiver can pay a monthly fee of $250 to receive support services in that month under the pilot scheme.
If healthcare professionals of the District Elderly Community Centres (DECC) who provide support services under the pilot scheme have enrolled in the Elderly Health Care Voucher (EHCV) Scheme, the participants may consider using EHCVs at the DECCs concerned to pay the monthly fees.
If the financial/family status of a participant has changed that he/she has become a recipient of CSSA or OALA, or a holder of medical fee waiver after he/she has participated in the pilot scheme, the participant can inform the DECC concerned to start waiving him/her the service fee under the pilot scheme in the following month after the change of his/her financial/family status.
If DECCs consider that the elderly persons who are not CSSA or OALA recipients nor holders of medical fee waiver but for some reasons (e.g. lack of financial/family support) have difficulty in paying the monthly fees of the pilot scheme, DECCs can recommend waiving the monthly fees for the elderly persons concerned to the Social Welfare Department (SWD). With due consideration to the financial factors, SWD will consider the recommendations on a case by case basis at its discretion.