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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

    ... 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 ...

  3. Type2dialog has visions of world-class elderly care in China

    Posted Nov 19th 2014, 12:30pm

    ... Reports by Ea Wederwang, Khay Inn Poh and Susie Pedersen Denmark introduced to the world nursing and home care for the elderly in the 1800s. In the same pioneering spirit, the country today is leading another emerging global trend in elderly care. With consultancy and training company Type2dialog in the frontline, Denmark is promoting the concept of rehabilitation from ...

  4. 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 ...

  5. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Doing right for Hong Kong's elderly

    Posted Dec 11th 2012, 12:00am by Peter Kammerer

    ... Peter Kammerer Peter Kammerer says society owes its elderly a debt of gratitude, and there's no better way to repay it than by taking care of them Giving thanks A public housing ... it speaks of something else. A chat with an Indonesian or two confirms what I suspect: elderly parents are being left in the care of helpers by children who don't want to live with them. ...

  6. 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, ...

  7. News - Hong Kong - ABUSE

    Man, 71, beaten to death in care home

    Posted May 19th 2013, 12:00am by Jennifer Ngo

    ... received a call from staff at the Sun Man Fook Aged Home, a licensed private care home in Davis Street, saying an elderly man was being attacked. Officers found the man unconscious in his bed ... Jennifer Ngo jennifer.ngo@scmp.com Attacker, 86, lashed out with walking stick while victim was sleeping in next bed Man, 71, beaten to death in care home A 71-year-old man from a Kennedy ...

  8. News - Asia - JAPAN

    Aso retracts 'hurry up and die' gaffe

    Posted Jan 22nd 2013, 12:00am by Julian Ryall

    ... Julian Ryall in Tokyo Aso retracts 'hurry up and die' gaffe Taro Aso, Japan's deputy prime minister, was forced to deny that he advocated the elderly should "hurry up and die" to save the government the cost of providing medical care for them. The 72-year-old Aso, who has a reputation for speaking insensitively, was addressing a meeting on social security issues ...

  9. Lifestyle - Family & Education - INSIGHT

    Insight: cherish the older generation

    Posted Dec 09th 2012, 12:00am by LAU YUK-KING

    ... started to focus on my children. All other family members served as support for me to take care of the children. The needs of the others disappeared from my mind. Providing steadfast support to their own children throughout the years, they aged silently. Now they have reached the stage of life where they need care from those they once supported. With our strong child-centred mindset, ...

  10. 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 ...




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