Ageing In Place
People are living longer and longer. While longevity is something to be celebrated, an ageing population is a considerable problem for any modern city or country.
According to Hong Kong Population Projections, the population is expected to remain on an ageing trend. The proportion of the population aged 65 and over is projected to rise markedly to 2.58 million in 2064. The needs of long term elderly care are projected with declining mortality rate in our aging population.
Most of the people want to age at home instead of spending their last part of lives in old age homes. In Hong Kong, a policy referred to as ageing in place was introduced in 2003. But have the burden of the caregivers been addressed?