Baitul Hifazat (Senior Mothers Home) and Baitul Firdous
(Senior Fathers Home) since their inception in 1997 and 1998 respectively
have seen many aged persons pass through their homes. Given the fact that
the nature of these homes demand long term care, the admission numbers
fluctuate over time. For the period under review both homes had an aged
population of 34 in residence.
In both homes very stringent criteria are used in order to assess eligibility
for admission. All applicants are screened by a special committee compromising
of a social worker, nurse and medical practitioners. One of the rationales
for this stringent screening process is to ensure that only the most deserving
and needy are admitted.
The aim of this programme is to provide a caring and safe home environment
for the aged who are faced with most dire circumstances and not to promote
an alternative form of care to families who choose to abdicate their family
responsibilities by not caring for their elderly parents and relatives.
Baitul Hifazat accommodates 22 senior mothers and Baitul Firdous accommodates
20 senior fathers.