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Geriatrics

Young given chance to care for elderly

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 to join its staff.

Wednesday, 15 August, 2012, 11:07pm

Young given chance to care for elderly

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 to join its staff.

The move by the Haven of Hope Christian Service is a part of a larger attempt to reform the aged-care industry and ease a worsening manpower shortage.

15 Aug 2012 - 11:07pm

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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.

18 Apr 2012 - 12:00am

Housing group offers special help

Facilitating quality living for older generations is a major priority for the Hong Kong Housing Society (HKHS). However, rather than simply providing specialist housing for the elderly, the Society also pioneers initiatives aimed at improving their healthcare needs and general well-being.

14 Apr 2012 - 12:00am

Recognition for a lifetime of serving the public

The workload is heavy and the frustrations are many, but the satisfactions of helping patients outweighs everything else, says the outgoing chief of the medicine and geriatrics department at Princess Margaret Hospital.

13 Apr 2012 - 12:00am

Old couple get another year together

Centenarian Ng King-yin and his 95-year-old wife Lam Sau-king moved into a private care home together last Tuesday, temporarily easing fears that they would be forced to live apart after eight decades as a couple.

But their fees at the private home in Kowloon will only be paid by a sponsor for one year and their long wait for a government-subsidised home continues.

21 Mar 2012 - 12:00am

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