Baptist Oi Kwan Social Service (BOKSS)
Sep 2020 to Aug 2021
Elders and their family members
10 private nursing homes in New Territories East
The Covid-19 pandemic has had a devastating impact on elders who are living in nursing homes. As a measure to control the spread of Covid-19, nursing homes have adopted a no-visiting practice intermittently since Jan 2020, and more stringent starting from mid-July 2020 when there was a surge of infections in more than ten nursing homes. As a result, elders have been isolated due to limited communication with their families.
Through the outreaching services of BOKSS to private nursing homes in New Territories East, the project will help the elderly residents stay connected with their families and friends through the installation of Wi-Fi and tablets.