Jockey Club “Happy Home Community” Rehabilitation Programme: cases sharing
YWCA Jockey Club Y Care Elderly Centre has launched Jockey Club “Happy Home Community” Rehabilitation Programme to help the needy to return to the community by providing comprehensive rehabilitation training and support services.
To walk again after a stroke and fracture
Mr. Ng Chun Ping suffered a stroke and left him hemiplegia. He required intubation for food intake and was unable to take care of himself. For instance, he needed help to go to toilet and have a shower. After joining the rehabilitation programme, he practiced hard in the centre and received one-on-one training with the therapist regularly. He never lazed around at home and therefore he could walk again very soon.
Unfortunately, Mr. Ng had a fracture in an accident. With the support from his family, he resumed training after surgery and recovered quite well under the professional guidance of the Association’s training team.
The return of a 16-year-old girl
Ms. Chan Lai Hung, a 16-year-old, lost her mobility on her left body in an incident. Doctor even made a pessimistic prediction that she would never make a full recovery. Lai Hung’s mother enrolled her daughter in “Happy Home Community” Rehabilitation Programme, on which they pinned their hopes. Lai Hung has been getting better since she received physiotherapy, occupational therapy and speech therapy. She can now walk on crutches and have solid food. The training is even more effective as she has revived her confidence.
The programme gave Lai Hung’s mother a lot of comfort too. Learning care taking skills, like helping her daughter to take a shower and changing diapers, eases her pressure.
Sponsored by The Hong Kong Jockey Club Charities Trust, Jockey Club “Happy Home Community” Rehabilitation Programme provides comprehensive, intensive and progressive rehabilitation training to those who need day care services, home-based support and remote training upon discharge from the hospital and return to the community.
While elders who lack support will be given priority, the following patients are eligible for the service:
•suffered from stroke, fracture, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, nervous system diseases, chronic diseases etc. and are recently discharged from the hospital;
• have the potentials to recover; and
• need transitional care and support.
To enroll or inquire about the details, please call Y Care at 2700 1730.