Senior Citizen Home Safety Association
The Senior Citizen Home Safety Association (SCHSA) seeks to address the issue of ageing. Using integrated information and communication technologies, SCHSA provides elderly subscribers with 24-hour live operator assistance. In addition to emergency notification services, SCHSA also offers social services, as well as consulting to families with elderly members requiring special arrangements. Social services include telephone contact and hospital/home visitations by trained volunteers. In addition, SCHSA has two retail shops selling products specialized for seniors, plus a monthly newsletter with information on daily living. SCHSA is based in Hong Kong; its model is currently being replicated in partnership with Chinese cities.