Posts Tagged ‘elderly’

Ignored in Plain Sight

Ignored in Plain Sight

Mental health problems and suicidal thoughts are common but often overlooked in the elderly By Charlene Kwan and Katrina Lee The sound of laughter and song travel along the corridor from a spacious room decorated with handicrafts and colourful collages. Tables with mahjong and chess sets have been set up, awaiting players to take their […]

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No Solution in Sight for Pensioners’ Plight

No Solution in Sight for Pensioners’ Plight

Many of the patients who use public healthcare services are elderly. To try to relieve the pressure on the public system the government recently extended the elderly healthcare voucher scheme and doubled the amount offered. But as Varsity discovers, many elderly people still find the vouchers inadequate and hard to use.

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A Place called Home?

A Place called Home?

Patchy service in Hong Kong’s private elderly homes and the long waiting list for subsidised public homes are rooted in the lack of a comprehensive elderly care policy.

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Poverty Rife Among Hong Kong’s Elderly

Poverty Rife Among Hong Kong’s Elderly

Reporters: Edith Liu and Rebecca Wong The best money saving advice may not come from financial planners, but from the 290,000 elderly people who are now living in poverty in Hong Kong. They sit idly in the park, leaving their home appliances switched off to avoid steep electricity bills. They visit the markets at sunset […]

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