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  1. News - China - SOCIETY

    Bereaved elderly in China suffer under one-child policy

    Posted Sep 30th 2012, 01:06pm by Agence France-Presse in Beijing

    ... the 55-year-old takes care of herself and her own elderly parents on a paltry pension in a ramshackle two-room home, living in fear of medical emergencies she has no way to pay for. China’s one-child ... enough grandchildren to provide for their elders or workers to pay into a social security system the government is trying to build. The country can now absorb a higher birth rate without risking ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1050785/bereaved-elderly-china-suffer-under-one-child-policy
  2. Comment - Letters

    Councils should help old folk with dental care

    Posted Jun 12th 2013, 12:00am by LETTERS

    ... HK$100m could have been used to help elderly see a dentist While Dr Joseph Lee Kok-long, legislative representative for the health services constituency, believes the government should provide better dental care for the elderly by setting up clinics for this purpose in all 18 districts ("Government must ensure elderly get affordable dental care", May 28), it is obvious ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/letters/article/1258740/councils-should-help-old-folk-dental-care
  3. News - Hong Kong - ELDERLY CARE

    'Elderly forced into care homes'

    Posted Feb 14th 2013, 12:00am by JOANNA CHIU

    ... Joanna Chiu Joanna.chiu@scmp.com Government's own adviser says policy must change to give ageing population more choice 'Elderly forced into care homes' The government is forcing elderly people into care homes, a leading member of its own Elderly Commission claims. Dr Lam Ching-choi, vice-chairman of the government advisory body and head of Haven of Hope Christian ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1149605/elderly-forced-care-homes
  4. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Asia's elderly care problem needn't become a crisis

    Posted Jun 02nd 2014, 03:25am by Sri Wening Handayani

    ... Sri Wening Handayani Sri Wening Handayani highlights several pitfalls to look out for Asia's elderly care problem needn't become a crisis There is a seemingly hidden problem ... an opportunity if actions are taken now to provide care and to give dignity to the elderly in Asia. Why do I call it a hidden problem? There are a host of reasons, including demographic shifts, poverty, ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/1523307/asias-elderly-care-problem-neednt-become-crisis
  5. Lifestyle - Family & Education

    How a discrepancy in welfare payments is thwarting care for China's elderly

    Posted May 16th 2014, 11:16am by Elaine Yau

    ... private care homes in Hong Kong. Ng Yiu-kwong, 84, is among them. He moved to the 269-bed Zhaoqing Helping Hands Elderly Centre in January after suffering a fall at his home in Hong Kong. He ... Elaine Yau elaine.yau@scmp.com Mainland homes for the elderly can be good alternatives to local residences, writes Elaine Yau Borderline decisions The sprawling elderly centre in scenic ...

    http://www.scmp.com/lifestyle/family-education/article/1512799/how-discrepancy-welfare-payments-thwarting-care-chinas
  6. Comment - Letters

    Filial piety requires emotional care, not just financial support

    Posted Apr 05th 2013, 12:00am by LETTERS

    ... Filial piety requires emotional care, not just financial support Recent family tragedies have sparked discussions on the relationship between children and their parents in the local community. Filial piety has long been the core value of Chinese culture, but tragedies and a rising trend of living alone in advanced age, later-life depression and abuse of the elderly raise ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/letters/article/1207196/filial-piety-requires-emotional-care-not-just-financial-support
  7. News - Hong Kong

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

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

    ... 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 was released on Monday, surveyed over 279 caregivers working in Hong Kong elderly care facilities and was conducted by the Community Care and Nursing Home Workers General Union and the Hong Kong ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1143221/over-60pc-workers-elderly-care-facilities-attacked-patients
  8. News - World - GERMANY

    Old, sick Germans being sent abroad for retirement and care

    Posted Dec 28th 2012, 12:00am by GDN

    ... The Guardian in Berlin Falling care standards also behind exodus of dependent Germans, a trend one welfare group calls inhumane and likens to deportation Rising costs force elderly abroad Growing numbers of elderly and sick Germans are being sent overseas for long-term care in retirement and rehabilitation centres because of rising costs and falling standards in Germany. The move, ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1113727/old-sick-germans-being-sent-abroad-retirement-and-care
  9. News - Asia - SINGAPORE

    Singapore to use 'sin taxes' to pay for health care for elderly

    Posted Feb 23rd 2014, 05:48am by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Singapore 'Sin taxes' to pay for health care for elderly Singapore announced steep increases in alcohol, gambling and tobacco taxes as it pledged billions of dollars in health care subsidies for its growing ranks of elderly citizens. Alcohol taxes will rise 25 per cent, while duties on tobacco will jump 10 per cent. Betting duties from the state-linked ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1433481/singapore-use-sin-taxes-pay-health-care-elderly
  10. News - Hong Kong - SOCIETY

    'I don't see a good future for Hong Kong': Elderly lament loss of the city they once knew

    Posted Jul 25th 2014, 03:42am by Emily Tsang

    ... Emily Tsang emily.tsang@scmp.com Elderly Hongkongers whose lives feature in new exhibition see only trouble ahead for a city that has been transformed in their lifetimes 'Aged 80, I've never been so pessimistic for the future' They have seen Hong Kong transform from a city of squatter camps into a vibrant metropolis. Now in their sunset years, a group of elderly ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1558314/elderly-hongkongers-see-only-trouble-ahead-their-hometown

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