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  1. Family accounts for most elderly abuse

    Posted Jan 11th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Ng Kang-chung A study on elderly abuse showed that almost half of the abusers were the victims' children, while some 28 per cent were their spouses. The Hong Kong Christian Service reviewed the 92 elderly abuse cases it had handled under its Elder Abuse Reconciliation Service between 2005 and early 2009 and found almost 40 per cent of the cases involved 'psychological ...

  2. News - Hong Kong - SOCIETY

    Elderly abuse complaints rise 23pc, NGO says

    Posted Jan 21st 2013, 12:00am by Danny Mok

    ... Danny Mok danny.mok@scmp.com Family pocketing welfare payments was a top concern last year, an NGO says Elderly abuse complaints rise 23pc Complaints about abuse of the elderly have risen ... of Against Elderly Abuse, Selwyn Yu Ka-lung, said it handled 2,687 cases involving the elderly last year. Some of the older folk had fallen victim to financial abuse because of a spate ...

  3. Highlighting a hidden danger: elder abuse

    Posted Jun 02nd 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Service, said the number of cases of elder abuse increased from about 500 in 2006 to 612 last year. But she cautioned that the numbers were misleading as many abused elderly people remained quiet to protect the abusers, who were often a spouse or child. To counteract this, the service yesterday recruited more than 60 elderly people to become the public face of an awareness campaign ...

  4. News - Hong Kong - CRIME

    Girl, 12, ‘raped, abused for five years’ by father’s elderly friend, say police

    Posted Jan 03rd 2014, 04:42pm by Clifford Lo

    ... Mun was sexually abused by her father's 61-year-old friend over a five-year period, police reported on Friday, adding that the case only came to their attention on New Year’s Eve after ... case of physical abuse, the girl had been molested and raped by her father’s 61-year-old male friend since 2008, when the girl would have been seven years old. The father and friend were both ...

  5. More than 1,900 abuse cases last year

    Posted Feb 22nd 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Ng Yuk-hang The number of cases reported to Against Elderly Abuse rose to 1,918 last year, a 7.8 per cent increase on 2008. More than half involved obtaining money by deception, while about 30 per cent of the cases were verbal abuse. The non-governmental organisation urged the government to introduce laws criminalising abuse of elderly people. ...

  6. Father's plight shows abuse the elderly face

    Posted Jan 01st 2010, 12:00am by Kobi Chan, Martin Wong

    ... set up to combat abuse of the elderly urged the government to review laws as a means to stamp out the practice. Against Elderly Abuse of Hong Kong said it handled 1,795 cases of abuse last ... from abuse similar to that enacted to protect children. 'If children are abandoned, there is an ordinance to protect them. But there is no law to protect the elderly against abuse ...

  7. Family members to blame for abuse of elderly

    Posted Jul 08th 2003, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... The abusers of the elderly are likely to be the people they care for most - their children and spouses, recent research shows. Among 161 cases of elderly abuse jointly handled by Haven ... 'There are at least 100 elderly people who have contacted us once but refused to accept any further help.' Ms Hung said many people did not appreciate the seriousness of psychological abuse ...

  8. News - Hong Kong - SOCIETY

    Young mainland women 'marrying elderly Hong Kong men to get residency'

    Posted Mar 07th 2014, 11:56am by Samuel Chan and Clifford Lo

    ... sq ft public flat. Law's story is not unusual, according to welfare agency Against Elderly Abuse, to which he was referred in December. But the agency said he was the oldest of 100 ... This made him feel ashamed and embarrassed. He was afraid to go out and meet neighbours and friends." Social Welfare Department figures show the number of cases involving abuse of the elderly ...

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    Over 60pc of workers in elderly care facilities attacked by patients

    Posted Feb 04th 2013, 07:01pm by Emily Tsang

    ... staff to ensure the safety of the caregivers. The study found that 65.9 per cent of caregivers suffered from physical or verbal abuse by elderly residents during their work. Among them, 13.6 per ... Emily Tsang Over 60 per cent of workers in elderly care facilities have been attacked by elderly residents during the course of their duties, according to a recent survey. The study, which ...

  10. News - Hong Kong - PUBLIC EYE

    Abusing both democracy and the elderly poor

    Posted Nov 21st 2012, 03:02am by Michael Chugani

    ... of a monthly HK$2,200 handout is democracy in action. But you would be wrong. It is an abuse of democracy. If our political leaders really understood democracy, they would have no trouble finding a compromise that puts the interests of the elderly poor above their own. How hard is it for dissenting legislators to de-link the larger issue of a universal pension from the HK$2,200 handout so ...




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