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Conference Paper: Rebalancing long term care in Hong Kong

TitleRebalancing long term care in Hong Kong
Authors
KeywordsLong term care
Voucher
Hong Kong
Issue Date2013
PublisherEditions SERDI. The Journal's web site is located at http://www.springer.com/medicine/family/journal/12603
Citation
The 20th International Association of Gerontology and Geriatrics (IAGG) World Congress of Gerontology and Geriatrics, Seoul, Korea, 23-27 June 2013. In Journal of Nutrition, Health and Aging, 2013, v. 17 suppl. 1, p. S152, abstract no. SS25 116-R-4 How to Cite?
AbstractINTRODUCTION : Hong Kong is aging very fast. Approximately, 14% of its population were 65 year or older in 2011. By 2030, 1 in every 4 people in Hong Kong will be aged 65 and over. The dominating mode of long term care (LTC) in Hong Kong is residential care with community care as supplement. Our center was appointed by the HK Government to conduct a comprehensive review of the LTC system in HK in 2010. We will present findings from this study in this presentation. METHOD : We reviewed all LTC policy documents and administrative data. We conducted a survey with 4,000 people to assess their LTC needs and preference. We also conducted focus groups with stakeholders. RESULTS : The LTC system in HK is inbalance. The ratio of public spending between community care and residential care was $1.0 to $6.7 in 2010-11. In 2010-11, there were 24,746 publicly funded residential vs. 7,098 community care places. About 6.8% of all residents age 65 years or older were in nursing home. While there is still a long waiting list (more than 26,000 people) for government funded residential care, very few older people want to move to nursing home. We found that the government policies provide a strong incentive for family members to send their elderly family members to nursing home. We proposed a LTC voucher system for the HK Government to rebalance the LTC system. CONCLUSION : The HK Government accepted our recommendation and will implement a pilot LTC voucher system in 2013.
DescriptionConference theme: Digital Ageing: A New Horizon for Health Care and Active Ageing
Symposia: SS25 116-R - Long Term Care Policy: Cross-national Comparison
The Conference abstracts' website is located at http://www.iagg.info/sub06_02_Abstract.php
Persistent Identifierhttp://hdl.handle.net/10722/208120
ISSN
2015 Impact Factor: 3.199
2015 SCImago Journal Rankings: 0.919

 

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dc.contributor.authorLum, T-
dc.contributor.authorChui, E-
dc.contributor.authorLou, V-
dc.contributor.authorLau, M-
dc.date.accessioned2015-02-12T04:24:36Z-
dc.date.available2015-02-12T04:24:36Z-
dc.date.issued2013-
dc.identifier.citationThe 20th International Association of Gerontology and Geriatrics (IAGG) World Congress of Gerontology and Geriatrics, Seoul, Korea, 23-27 June 2013. In Journal of Nutrition, Health and Aging, 2013, v. 17 suppl. 1, p. S152, abstract no. SS25 116-R-4-
dc.identifier.issn1279-7707-
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10722/208120-
dc.descriptionConference theme: Digital Ageing: A New Horizon for Health Care and Active Ageing-
dc.descriptionSymposia: SS25 116-R - Long Term Care Policy: Cross-national Comparison-
dc.descriptionThe Conference abstracts' website is located at http://www.iagg.info/sub06_02_Abstract.php-
dc.description.abstractINTRODUCTION : Hong Kong is aging very fast. Approximately, 14% of its population were 65 year or older in 2011. By 2030, 1 in every 4 people in Hong Kong will be aged 65 and over. The dominating mode of long term care (LTC) in Hong Kong is residential care with community care as supplement. Our center was appointed by the HK Government to conduct a comprehensive review of the LTC system in HK in 2010. We will present findings from this study in this presentation. METHOD : We reviewed all LTC policy documents and administrative data. We conducted a survey with 4,000 people to assess their LTC needs and preference. We also conducted focus groups with stakeholders. RESULTS : The LTC system in HK is inbalance. The ratio of public spending between community care and residential care was $1.0 to $6.7 in 2010-11. In 2010-11, there were 24,746 publicly funded residential vs. 7,098 community care places. About 6.8% of all residents age 65 years or older were in nursing home. While there is still a long waiting list (more than 26,000 people) for government funded residential care, very few older people want to move to nursing home. We found that the government policies provide a strong incentive for family members to send their elderly family members to nursing home. We proposed a LTC voucher system for the HK Government to rebalance the LTC system. CONCLUSION : The HK Government accepted our recommendation and will implement a pilot LTC voucher system in 2013.-
dc.languageeng-
dc.publisherEditions SERDI. The Journal's web site is located at http://www.springer.com/medicine/family/journal/12603-
dc.relation.ispartofJournal of Nutrition, Health and Aging-
dc.rightsThe original publication is available at www.springerlink.com-
dc.subjectLong term care-
dc.subjectVoucher-
dc.subjectHong Kong-
dc.titleRebalancing long term care in Hong Kongen_US
dc.typeConference_Paperen_US
dc.identifier.emailLum, T: tlum@hku.hk-
dc.identifier.emailChui, E: ernest@hku.hk-
dc.identifier.emailLou, V: wlou@hku.hk-
dc.identifier.hkuros252110-
dc.identifier.volume17-
dc.identifier.issuesuppl. 1-
dc.identifier.spageS152, abstract no. SS25 116-R-4-
dc.identifier.epageS152, abstract no. SS25 116-R-4-
dc.publisher.placeFrance-

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