APCATS is a community-oriented psychogeriatric outreach service. It has two programmes: APCATS Clinical Service (CS) and Regional Eldercare Agencies Partnership (REAP).
APCATS Clinical Service (CS) provides assessments and treatments for homebound or frail elderly with mental health disorders. It aims to:
- Provide mental health services to the elderly who are frail or who have difficulties accessing mental health services;
- Prevent unnecessary admissions and minimise the length of stay in wards / other inpatient mental health services;
- Promote ageing-in-place in the community by supporting caregivers and reducing their burden of care.