Golden Reception and Action Center for the Elderly and other Special Cases (GRACES) is a 24-hour, 7-day-a-week assessment/diagnostic and processing center for senior citizens and Spinal Cord Injury (SCI) clients referred by Philippine Orthopedic Center-Department of Rehabilitation Medicine (POC-DRM).
Their needs shall be assessed and provided necessary actions through temporary care – for a minimum of six (6) months and maximum of one (1) year. For that period of time, the center social workers shall facilitate the tracing and immediate return of the clients to their respective families. If their families cannot be located, the senior citizens shall be referred to other institutions/residential care facilities catering to senior citizens for a long term care or they shall be referred to Foster Home Care and Group Home Care if these programs are available in certain locality. If completion of this procedure is not possible within the prescribed time specifically for spinal cord injury patients, accommodation of the client to the center may be extended based on the assessment of the social worker.