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1 Developing Profession, Synergizing Community, Advocating PHAB Integration Adopting case management model into carer support services for carers of persons with physical disabilities in Hong Kong: A program evaluation Frederick Yip, Manager

2 Developing Profession, Synergizing Community, Advocating PHAB Integration The English PHAB Founder Ms Mary Robinson introduced this PHAB concept to Hong Kong in We believe in “Opportunity Not Pity”. Hong Kong PHAB Association was established in October PHAB stands for Physically Handicapped And Able-Bodied

3 Developing Profession, Synergizing Community, Advocating PHAB Integration Care for the Carers Project was established in It is a pilot project for the carers. We provide a one-stop case management, professional counseling and comprehensive support services to carers of people with physical disabilities. Care for the Carers Project

4 Developing Profession, Synergizing Community, Advocating PHAB Integration Rationale: - Carer plays a pivotal role in the caring of the disabled. - Carer is the key in the success of ‘Care in the Community’. - Carer has his/her special needs. - There is no specialized and holistic care for the carer in Hong Kong. Care for the Carers Project

5 Developing Profession, Synergizing Community, Advocating PHAB Integration Objectives: - To provide a ‘family-based’service to carer and the disabled. - To provide an out-reach counselling service. - To support the carer and the disabled to live in the community. - To make referrals to other suitable services for the carer and the disabled. Care for the Carers Project

6 Developing Profession, Synergizing Community, Advocating PHAB Integration Care for the Carers Project Target Carers of people with physical disabilities Carers who receive no monetary reward for the caring Hong Kong Citizens with no age limit April March 2012: over 280 cases

7 Developing Profession, Synergizing Community, Advocating PHAB Integration Carer’s Situations Carer Health Social Circle Disabled Quality of life Finance Community Support Interpersonal relationship Psychological Well-being Care for the Carers Project

8 Developing Profession, Synergizing Community, Advocating PHAB Integration We provide: -counselling -support groups -carers’ education and training -social & recreational activities Care for the Carers Project

9 Developing Profession, Synergizing Community, Advocating PHAB Integration Key Features: - Each carer was assigned a designated caseworker to coordinate his/her care service - We pay home visits - We provide a holistic care to the carer and the disabled Care for the Carers Project

10 Developing Profession, Synergizing Community, Advocating PHAB Integration Work ApproachMode A One-stop Service & Holistic Care Disabled Carers WorkshopsPhysical Exercises Support Group Referral Outing Home Modification Family/Legal Consultations Care for the Carers Project

11 Developing Profession, Synergizing Community, Advocating PHAB Integration Work Approach Home Visits  1,739 Home Visits  10,302 Counselling Hours  99%Customer Satisfaction rate Care for the Carers Project

12 Developing Profession, Synergizing Community, Advocating PHAB Integration Work Approach Support Groups Care for the Carers Project

13 Developing Profession, Synergizing Community, Advocating PHAB Integration Work Approach Carers’ education and Training (Music Therapy, Sandplay) Care for the Carers Project

14 Developing Profession, Synergizing Community, Advocating PHAB Integration Work Approach Social & Recreational Activities (Macau, Lamma Island, Golf) Care for the Carers Project

15 Developing Profession, Synergizing Community, Advocating PHAB Integration Care for the Carers Research Findings Number of valid closed cases between : 76 Mean Service Duration: 1.5 years Care for the Carers Project

16 Developing Profession, Synergizing Community, Advocating PHAB Integration Care for the Carers Project

17 Developing Profession, Synergizing Community, Advocating PHAB Integration Care for the Carers Project

18 Developing Profession, Synergizing Community, Advocating PHAB Integration Disabled age Care for the Carers Project

19 Developing Profession, Synergizing Community, Advocating PHAB Integration Care for the Carers Project

20 Developing Profession, Synergizing Community, Advocating PHAB Integration Care for the Carers Project

21 Developing Profession, Synergizing Community, Advocating PHAB Integration Care for the Carers Project

22 Developing Profession, Synergizing Community, Advocating PHAB Integration Care for the Carers Project

23 Developing Profession, Synergizing Community, Advocating PHAB Integration Psychological Well-being of Carer Care for the Carers Project

24 Developing Profession, Synergizing Community, Advocating PHAB Integration Psychological Well-being of Carer Care for the Carers Project

25 Developing Profession, Synergizing Community, Advocating PHAB Integration Psychological Well-being of Carer Care for the Carers Project

26 Developing Profession, Synergizing Community, Advocating PHAB Integration - The Care for the Carers Project which integrates the element of case management seems to be effective in reducing the stress, anxiety and depression of the carers. - However, there was no control group and a more rigorous research design is recommended to evaluate the project in future. Care for the Carers Project

27 Developing Profession, Synergizing Community, Advocating PHAB Integration Contacts Tel: Fax: Care for the Carers Project

28 Developing Profession, Synergizing Community, Advocating PHAB Integration Thank You Care for the Carers Project


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