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
Topic |   Ageing society

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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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