There is no need for you to apply for residential care home placement in advance. Application for long term care services (including residential care services and community care services) is based on the actual health condition and service need of elders. Upon raising their request, elders will be arranged standardised care need assessment to ascertain their impairment level and service needs. Therefore, if the elders are healthy without immediate need for residential care placement, their applications according to the assessment result will not be accepted by the Central Waiting List.
Source: Social Welfare Department