A woman visits her elderly mother in a care home in Tuen Mun. The demand for elderly care in Hong Kong outstrips the supply of affordable care options, and “ageing in place”, where elderly people live in their own homes, is seen as a solution. Photo: Edward WongA woman visits her elderly mother in a care home in Tuen Mun. The demand for elderly care in Hong Kong outstrips the supply of affordable care options, and “ageing in place”, where elderly people live in their own homes, is seen as a solution. Photo: Edward Wong
A woman visits her elderly mother in a care home in Tuen Mun. The demand for elderly care in Hong Kong outstrips the supply of affordable care options, and “ageing in place”, where elderly people live in their own homes, is seen as a solution. Photo: Edward Wong

Elderly care is skilled work, and Hong Kong’s migrant domestic helpers should be recognised for their skills

Daisy Tam says care work should not just be seen as a labour of love, and a proper recognition of the skill requirements of the job would not just be fair, but also – when the carers feel appreciated – result in a higher quality of care

Topic |   Ageing society
A woman visits her elderly mother in a care home in Tuen Mun. The demand for elderly care in Hong Kong outstrips the supply of affordable care options, and “ageing in place”, where elderly people live in their own homes, is seen as a solution. Photo: Edward WongA woman visits her elderly mother in a care home in Tuen Mun. The demand for elderly care in Hong Kong outstrips the supply of affordable care options, and “ageing in place”, where elderly people live in their own homes, is seen as a solution. Photo: Edward Wong
A woman visits her elderly mother in a care home in Tuen Mun. The demand for elderly care in Hong Kong outstrips the supply of affordable care options, and “ageing in place”, where elderly people live in their own homes, is seen as a solution. Photo: Edward Wong
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