over 60 years old
both male and female
English-speaking, of many different nationalities
residents of Hong Kong
used to a western lifestyle and international food
have fair health on admission, but may be high dependency residents if there is a high dependency bed that is not required by any of the existing residents.
China Coast Community Limited (CCC) was set up in 1978. It is approved as a charity under Section 88 of the Inland Revenue Ordinance.
The history of CCC dates back to March, 1978 when the Reverend Stephen Sidebotham, the Dean of St John's Cathedral, convened a meeting of those concerned with care of the elderly then in Hong Kong. A detailed survey revealed that there was an urgent need for residential facilities for people in Hong Kong whose main language was English and the concept of CCC was born.
In 1979, through the support of the Hong Kong Jockey Club and an interest-free loan from the Hong Kong Government, 63 Cumberland Road was purchased and converted into residential accommodation for eight residents. This was subsequently extended in 1982 to provide additional facilities at the Home, financed by generous donations from a number of individual and corporate benefactors.
Presently, there are 38 Residents whose needs have changed drastically over the years resulting in the CCC becoming fully licensed as a Care and Attention Home in April 2000 with professional Nursing Care provided on a 24 hour basis.
Most of our new admissions are still active people when they enter CCC. However, they have the security of knowing if they become less able or highly dependent they will be cared for with respect and dignity.