RESIDENTIAL HOSPICE & PALLIATIVE CARE
OUR ADMISSION CRITERIA
A LAST RESORT
In Malaysia, people living with HIV/AIDS (PLHIV) are denied entry into government run welfare homes due to a policy against admitting people with 'contagious' diseases. Private care homes and nursing homes are also highly discriminatory against PLHIV. Positive Living Community Care Home is one of two surviving facilities in the whole of Malaysia that provides shelter for people with HIV/AIDS in need of hospice or palliative care. We have residents who are bedridden, paralysed, blind, missing limbs, wheelchair bound, and elderly. Some suffer from co-morbidities, such as cancer, diabetes, mental health disorders, hepatitis, liver, lung and cardiovascular diseases.
It is important to highlight that Positive Living Community Care Home does not have any secure source of funding. As at to date and contrary to public perception, the Malaysian Welfare Department does not provide grants for the running of HIV/AIDS shelter homes. However, our 'direct medical care' costs is partially funded through a small grant from the Ministry of Health (made possible through the Malaysian AIDS Council). Further to this, donations from the public make it possible for us to charge a subsidised rate for residential fees. We are consistently running on a deficit of one year's operating costs. If and when a profit is made, it will go towards funding the subsequent year's operational expenses.
Due to constraints of space, manpower and funds, it is paramount that Positive Living Community only caters to critical cases, and limit our services to those who come to us as a very last resort, having exhausted all other possibilities. We can accommodate up to 12 of such cases at any given time. Prior to being admitted by Positive Living Community Care Home, applicants must register with the Welfare Department as OKU (this can be facilitated by the referring hospital).
PLEASE TAKE NOTE, that with effect from 2020, we will only consider admitting applicants who are bedridden and those in need of hospice or palliative care. The condition for accepting applicants needing palliative care is that they must be re-integrated back with their families/ relatives if and when their health condition improves. This is to ensure that valuable bed space is freed up for others on our waiting list in need of critical care.
PREREQUISITES FOR APPLICANTS
heterosexual and homosexual men
no history of substance abuse in the past 2 years at least
any race or religion (Muslims may prefer to apply for admission into the various zakat run homes in the country)
bedridden or needing palliative / hospice care
referred by hospital
admitted by spouse/ family/ relatives/ friends
registered as OKU
Priority will be given to those with HIV/AIDS who are in:
advanced stages of AIDS
terminally ill and in need of palliative / hospice care
severe physical disability/ missing limbs/ paralysed and in need of daily living assistance
need of temporary shelter and care to benefit from life-saving treatment provide by the government hospital
APPLYING FOR FURTHER WELFARE SUBSIDIES
We may be able to provide further subsidies for those who fulfill our requirements. Successful applications have to be substantiated by hospital referrals, and applicants have to be accompanied by a spouse, family member, relative or close friend. Applicants also have to be eligible for 'Bantuan Sara Hidup'.
If you are keen to assist us in providing our valuable services to the public, or for further application enquiries, please call +60162134037