Corner on Long Term Care
on Long Term Care System for the Older Person
In Hong Kong, the trend of ageing is accelerating when the baby
boomers enter into their old age. With the increasing longevity, people
are more likely to suffer from different degrees of frailty and thus require
different level of Long-term care service. It is our challenge for our
society to take care of these older persons, enable them to enjoy a healthy
and happy life.
In the view of this, it is necessary to start to explore the development
of a long-term care system which provides a range of integrated service
for the frail older persons. Generally speaking, a comprehensive long-term
care system would include an eligibility assessment system, seamless service
delivery model, quality management and financing system.
The Resource Group on Long Term Care System has been established in
2002 to discuss the development of a Long Term Care System in Hong Kong.
We have consolidated some information on the basic concept of Long Term
Care System, the Long Term Care System in three overseas countries and
the stimulation for Hong Kong.
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