This image shows elderly people in a care centre, Shek Tsai Leng, Kwu Tung. Photo: Sam Tsang

Change could be on the way for Hong Kong’s cramped care homes – but no time soon

  • Calls for action after reports of rooms as small as 32 sq ft
  • Government wary that too big an increase in floor space per person could restrict supply of places
Topic |   Ageing society

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This image shows elderly people in a care centre, Shek Tsai Leng, Kwu Tung. Photo: Sam Tsang
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Hong Kong’s elderly care homes face a severe staff shortage as the city’s population continues to age. Photo: Nora Tam

Hong Kong welfare secretary says elderly care homes will not turn to foreign domestic helpers to fill the labour shortage

  • Law Chi-kwong said on Saturday that immigration laws prohibit foreign domestic helpers from working in any other job
  • Government will however discuss the possibility of using imported labour in the future to help staff care homes
Topic |   Foreign domestic workers in Hong Kong

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Hong Kong’s elderly care homes face a severe staff shortage as the city’s population continues to age. Photo: Nora Tam
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