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  1. 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 ...

  2. News - Hong Kong - ELDERLY CARE

    'Elderly forced into care homes'

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

    ... Government's own adviser says policy must change to give ageing population more choice The government is forcing elderly people into care homes, a leading member of its own Elderly ... of care, forcing the elderly into senior centres or into hospitals against their wishes." He added: "The majority of the elderly don't want to live in senior centres, but Hong Kong ...

  3. 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 ...

  4. 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 ...

  5. News - Hong Kong - POLICY ADDRESS

    5,000 more subsidised elderly-care places to be provided by 2017

    Posted Jan 17th 2014, 02:21pm by Jennifer Ngo

    ... Jennifer Ngo jennifer.ngo@scmp.com Subsidised elderly-care places to increase by 5,000 An extra 5,000 government-subsidised places at elderly-care homes will be provided within the term ... they would be ready. Developers of 11 sites across the city would have to set aside space for elderly-care homes under a third plan, he said. The timetable would depend on the projects' building ...

  6. News - Hong Kong - DEVELOPMENT

    Elderly face 3-year wait for care home places as developers' incentive scheme flops

    Posted Dec 30th 2013, 04:59am by Olga Wong

    ... Olga Wong olga.wong@scmp.com Not a single unit for elderly is built under 2003 policy offering tax breaks to developers, with waiting lists longer than they were 10 years ago Care home incentive scheme a total flop A decade-old government scheme giving tax breaks to developers who build care homes for the elderly has been a total failure. Investigations by the South China Morning ...

  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 ...

  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, ...

  9. Comment - Letters

    Elderly care policies must match vision for population planning

    Posted Dec 05th 2013, 04:27am by LETTERS

    ... Elderly care policies must match long-term vision on population Hong Kong's population is ageing very rapidly. The recently released consultative paper on population policy indicates ... concessions, and improved accessibility to public facilities. These elderly care initiatives are tied in with social welfare, housing and transportation policies. All should be considered as a whole ...

  10. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Let private insurers help ease health burden

    Posted Jan 30th 2013, 12:00am by STUART HARRISON

    ... concerns about public health care and provision for the elderly are not unique. The problem is that officials everywhere tend to take a top-down approach in developing public welfare systems. Yet, ... and rising levies to support better and longer-lasting care for the elderly seem politically impossible in Europe and Asia alike, as well as anathema to policymakers in jurisdictions like Hong Kong ...




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