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  1. A jolly good show leads to quick sales of homes for senior citizens

    Posted Jul 09th 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... In a bid to overcome the social stigma attached to sending a parent to a home for the elderly, the Housing Authority has developed a campaign with advertising agency DDB Worldwide for its senior citizens' residences at Jolly Place Tseung Kwan O. The Well-cared Living with Dignity campaign also aimed to make Jolly Place stand out from among 300 elderly care facilities in Hong ...

  2. Philips plans to create a market in Asia for home defibrillators

    Posted Feb 15th 2005, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Home Defibrillator for sale without a prescription, making it the first and only defibrillator to obtain that status. The device is also available online at Amazon.com. Deborah DiSanzo, ... The strategy centres on making the company's home defibrillator broadly available to communities, schools and businesses. Defibrillators provide treatment for ventricular fibrillation, the most ...

  3. Young given chance to care for elderly

    Posted Aug 07th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Emily Tsang emily.tsang@scmp.com A major operator of homes for the elderly is wooing secondary-school leavers who fail to gain entry to higher study with free courses and HK$8,000 a month ... per month. Care homes are struggling with a staff shortage of about 10 per cent and are facing what has been dubbed an 'old people taking care of older people' situation. The average ...

  4. Golden opportunities in store

    Posted Apr 14th 2012, 12:00am

    ... a spokeswoman for the Tung Wah Group of Hospitals (TWGH). As well as providing 23 residential care-homes, TWGH offers medical consultation, nursing care, rehabilitation and counselling and referral ... facilities, including district community, neighbourhood elderly, day care and home-care service centres. Given its wide range of operations, TWGH is willing to hire individuals from all walks of life, ...

  5. Home stretch

    Posted Jul 08th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Susan Jung Gelatine is a common component in patisserie delicacies but, for the home cook, the gelling agent is a far from an easy ingredient to master. It comes in two forms, powdered and sheet (also called leaf). Although powdered gelatine is easier to find, professionals tend to prefer sheets because they are easier to use, melt more smoothly and the resulting jelly is clearer ...

  6. Lawmakers plead for more elderly care home places

    Posted Mar 13th 2012, 12:00am

    ... by the restrictions on access to care homes. The 100-year-old husband was offered a place in a regular care home after a two-year wait. But his 95-year-old wife became ineligible due to her worsening health, and faces a longer wait for a room in a nursing home. The couple have the choice of waiting for a unit for both of them at one of the 17 homes offering regular as well as nursing-care spaces. ...

  7. Retail sales down again in May

    Posted Jul 08th 2003, 12:00am by Kelvin Chan

    ... Retail sales in Hong Kong shrank in May, but the decline was not as great as the month before as shoppers slowly started to shake off the effects of the Sars outbreak, the government said yesterday. The value of sales in retail outlets fell 11.1 per cent in May over the same month last year, to $13.8 billion, compared with a revised 15.2 per cent decline in April - the height ...

  8. No excuse for not helping the elderly

    Posted Feb 12th 2012, 12:00am

    ... No one can help but feel sorry for the couple, aged 100 and 95, who, after being married for seven decades, may have to separate and live in different old people's homes. The pair are just two of more than 27,000 in the queue for government-subsidised care homes. Many have died waiting. After two years of anxious delay, the good news is that the husband has been offered ...

  9. Homes for aged spread superbug

    Posted Aug 11th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Ella Lee ella.lee@scmp.com The city's main disease-prevention agency is sending infection-control teams to homes for the elderly which have become a breeding ground for a deadly, drug-resistant superbug. Homes with poor infection control have become a high-risk 'reservoir' of the drug-resistant bug, which is passed to other hospital patients when elderly carriers ...

  10. Youthful drive to aid the elderly

    Posted Jun 08th 2011, 12:00am

    ... unable to live with her and take care of her, partly explained why she had the dream of creating a retirement home, Dalian-born Yao said. After graduation she first went to work in the sales ... Peggy Sito peggy.sito@scmp.com Christy Yao Xue is hot property these days. Yao, who runs a retirement home in Beijing, is being head- hunted for her skills and experience by mainland ...




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