About 7 per cent of Hong Kong’s elderly live in nursing homes, compared to 3 per cent in Canada and the United States, and 2 per cent in Singapore. Photo: Sam Tsang

‘Care homes not the answer’: Housing Authority urged to help Hong Kong’s elderly ‘age in place’

  • Scheme launched by another major public housing provider in 2012 should serve as model for authority to help residents spend final years at home, academic says
  • Organisation’s low-rent estates are home to 36 per cent of the city’s elderly population
Topic |   Ageing society

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About 7 per cent of Hong Kong’s elderly live in nursing homes, compared to 3 per cent in Canada and the United States, and 2 per cent in Singapore. Photo: Sam Tsang
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