Elderly need more subsidised care
The plight of 100-year-old Ng King-yin and his wife, Lam Sau-king, 95, highlights the lack of places in homes for the elderly.
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...
On the face of it, the 2011-12 budget looks generous. The government proposes HK$20 billion in relief measures to alleviate the burden of inflation on families.
Like the rest of the world, Hong Kong is facing the challenge of an ageing population. By 2036, 26.4 per cent of our population will be aged 65 or above.
Strengthened community care has helped the Hospital Authority cut demand for public hospital services.
HUNDREDS of people turned up yesterday for the Hospital Authority's first public meeting, sending a clear message that they did not want to be shut out in future.