New social welfare rules could affect thousands of elderly Hongkongers and their eligibility for residential or home care. Photo: James Wendlinger
New social welfare rules could affect thousands of elderly Hongkongers and their eligibility for residential or home care. Photo: James Wendlinger

Elderly people are dying on waiting lists for Hong Kong care homes, and proposed changes may make things worse

  • Elderly applicants have to wait more than three years for a place in a residential care home in Hong Kong
  • Planned changes to the system for assessing their care needs could make things worse, social workers, academics and elderly people themselves fear

New social welfare rules could affect thousands of elderly Hongkongers and their eligibility for residential or home care. Photo: James Wendlinger
New social welfare rules could affect thousands of elderly Hongkongers and their eligibility for residential or home care. Photo: James Wendlinger
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