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This service provides residential care consisting of a physically and emotionally safe and secure environment to elderly persons and persons with disability who can no longer cope with living in their own homes. The bedrooms in these residential homes are requipped with an ensuite bathroom and kitchenette. They also have a Nurse Call system in case of emergencies. Other facilities include air-conditioning, central heating and telephones in each room for incoming and internal calls, card phone facilities, communcal dining rooms, communal television and living rooms and chapel.


The person who fulfils the eligibility criteria to benefit from this service must fill in the prescribed application form. This can be obtained online or from Department for the Elderly and Community care, or from the Local Council offices. When necessary, these can be sent to the applicant by post.


In order to be eligible for this service, the applicant needs to be over 60 years of age. Additionally, people certified to suffer from a disability may also apply if they are under 60.

Required Documents

You may fill in the required online form by clicking here.

Alternatively, you may obtain a hard copy of the form from the Active Ageing and Community Care Department or by clicking here.




Back Office Process

The application is then transferred to the Medical office in Karen Grech Hospital, Gwardamangia Hill, Pieta’. (Tel: 22080000).

Communication is then held between the one of the officers of Karen Grech and the applicant in order to affix a suitable time for the assessment to be made by a multi-disciplinary team. This team is made up of medical doctors, nurses, therapists and social workers. If the applicant is unable to leave his/her house because of illness or injury, an assessment will be scheduled at his / her house. The aim of this assessment is to determine what level of health services is needed by the applicant and priority level. During the assessment, one is also given advice on health services available within the community that might be necessary.

The team analyzes these aspects:

  • Details about Medical Conditions
  • Difficulties arising because of Dementia
  • Mobility and Dependency Levels
  • Amount of help by relatives

Using this information, the multi disciplinary team then recommends the proper level of care needed, depending also on the medical condition as well as the dependency levels. The team also gives its recommendations with regards to priority and urgency of the case. The multi disciplinary team also fills in a Long-Term Care Assessment Report which is filed with the application.


Frequently Asked Questions

Question: How long do I have to wait before I am admitted?
Answer: Every case is treated according to its own merits. Usually admittance depends on the urgency of the case as well as bed availability.