Essay about Policy Implication and the Way Forward
Policy implication and the way forward
WM Chan FHKAM(Community Medicine)
Elderly Health Service, Department of Health, Hong Kong
Correspondence to: Dr Wai Man Chan, Elderly Health Service, Department of Health, Hong Kong. E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
ABSTRACT Care for the elderly was one of the 3 main policy objectives of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region in 1997. Many policy initiatives have been introduced in terms of financial support, better housing, and long-term care services. For active ageing, an innovative project known as the ‘Elder Academy’ aimed at promoting intergenerational cohesion, which is now under threat owing to changing social patterns. With …show more content…
for the elderly is the responsibility of every family, the Chief Executive affirmed the government’s commitment and support to help improve the quality of life of elders by providing them with a sense of security (老有所養), a sense of belonging (老有所屬), and a feeling of health and worthiness (老有所為). The Elderly Commission, comprising professionals, academics, and service providers, was established to provide advice to the government on policies and services for elders.5 Policy initiatives have been introduced in terms of financial support, housing, long-term care (residential care, home, and community care), and active and healthy ageing.