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Chinese New Year is Here

Chinese New Year is a time for gatherings and well-wishes. If you plan to visit friends or relatives residing at elderly homes, please maintain good personal and environmental hygiene at all times to prevent respiratory tract infections. Here are some tips on home safety and when visiting elderly homes. The Elderly Health Service wishes you all a healthy and happy Year of the Rat!

To Prevent Respiratory Tract Infection and Pneumonia:

  • Wear a surgical mask when having a fever or respiratory symptoms
  • Cover your mouth and nose with tissue paper when sneezing or coughing
  • Perform hand hygiene frequently. Wash hands with liquid soap and water, and rub for at least 20 seconds
  • Seek medical advice promptly if feeling unwell
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Lifting and Transfer
Lifting and Transfer
With the ageing of the population in Hong Kong, the proportion of elders who require assistance in daily living is also increasing. When assisting the elders, like getting up from bed, transferring to the wheelchair, toileting, etc, caregivers need to apply proper skills of 'Lifting and Transfer' so as to avoid repetitive strain injury, instill a sense of security in the elder, and ensure smooth and safe transfer. Below are tips on the proper skills of 'Lifting and Transfer':