ComHome

prototype, healthcare, elderly, Impact Incubator

Providing affordable caregiving services and mental support for the elderly, patients undergoing rehabilitation at home and patients with a new stoma

  

The venture provides affordable caregiving services and mental support to the elderly and patients undergoing rehabilitation at home, especially patients having newly undergone stoma surgery, aiming to address their needs for care after hospital discharge and help relieve the stress of their caregivers.

The team will provide on-site stoma bag changing services and skill training at patients’ homes, hoping that the patients could change stoma bags independently in the long run. Each participating patient will be entitled to eight home visits while additional five visits could be offered in case further assistance is required.

In addition, the project team will provide other personal caregiving services like bathing and diaper changing for the elderly and patients at a reasonable price. A concessionary price will be offered to patients with financial difficulties. Besides, district volunteers will be recruited and trained to provide other simple caregiving services for free, including escort services, to the elderly and patients after assessment by social worker.

Name of Organisation

ComHome Limited

Approved Funding Amount

HK300,000

Funding Period (Status)

1.5 years (Active)

Expected Impact

To benefit 144 elderly, 36 patients undergoing rehabilitation at home and 36 patients with a new stoma

Milestones/Progress

As at October 2021:

  • Recruited and trained 18 care workers
  • Provided caregiving services to 40 elderly and 6 patients
  • Provided 28 times of on-site stoma bag changing services and skill training for 10 patients with a new stoma
  • Established partnership with Hong Kong Stoma Association for case referrals and recommending 2 of their members who have stoma to be volunteers of the programme
  • Promoted the programme to 25 hospitals, 11 patient resource centres, 41 elderly centres, 191 elderly homes and 56 organisations providing home care services

Website

www.comhome.org.hk