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The provision structure of residential care home for the elderly (RCHfE) in Malaysia: policies evolution, regulations and standards

Lim, Wendy Wen Xin and Sulaiman, Noralfishah and David, Baldry (2014) The provision structure of residential care home for the elderly (RCHfE) in Malaysia: policies evolution, regulations and standards. In: International Real Estate Research Symposium 2014 (IRERS 2014), 28-30 April 2014, INSPEN, Kajang Selangor.


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In Malaysia, Social Care Real Estate (SCRE) has not emerged as a significant topic in its Real Estate Research Agenda (RERA). Social care sector comprises a wide range of care services provided through public, private, State Religious Council (SRC) or Non-Profit Organisations (NGOs) to help disabled; older people; orphanage; juvenile offender; abused women and other vulnerable. In order to deliver care services to these ultimate clients, the expansion of SCRE is now seen growing across the country. Definitely, the SCRE is vitally an important asset to Malaysia Real Estate Sector (MRES) and it should be well managed especially when it involves taxpayers' money. In the Asian region, the application of Facilities Management (FM) in the social care sector is relatively embryonic. Social Care Facilities Management (SCFM) integrates the component of social care properties such as nursing homes, care homes, hospice, prison, madrasah, rehabilitation centres and other relevant institutions into Facilities Management (FM) knowledge sphere. As the elderly is one of the SCFM clients, rhetorically this paper is conducted to review the provision structure of Residential Care Home for the Elderly (RCHE) in order to portray how it is being delivered by the social care providers in Malaysia. The evolution of social care policies and regulations to the social care clients will also be discussed in order to protect care service delivery at the RCHE in Malaysia.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Uncontrolled Keywords: social care; facilities management (FM); residential care home for the elderly (RCHfE); provisions; policies evolution; regulations; standards
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HV Social pathology. Social and public welfare
Divisions: Faculty of Technology Management and Business > Department of Real Estate Management
Depositing User: Normajihan Abd. Rahman
Date Deposited: 27 May 2014 04:30
Last Modified: 21 Jan 2015 06:58
URI: http://eprints.uthm.edu.my/id/eprint/5426
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