An elderly woman crosses the street with her domestic helper in Hong Kong. Non-western societies tend to have a general belief in not placing aged family members in care homes. Photo: Jonathan Wong
An elderly woman crosses the street with her domestic helper in Hong Kong. Non-western societies tend to have a general belief in not placing aged family members in care homes. Photo: Jonathan Wong

Letters | The essential frailty of life in elderly care homes

  • Leaving ageing family members in care homes often abandons them to the whims of corporate owners, with governments reluctant to intervene in an avidly capitalist culture

An elderly woman crosses the street with her domestic helper in Hong Kong. Non-western societies tend to have a general belief in not placing aged family members in care homes. Photo: Jonathan Wong
An elderly woman crosses the street with her domestic helper in Hong Kong. Non-western societies tend to have a general belief in not placing aged family members in care homes. Photo: Jonathan Wong
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