Analyses | Education and human resources | 2014-02-24 | Sing Tao

Maids to become elderly carers

Faced with an ageing population, Hong Kong’s elderly policy is experiencing shortages of residential care homes and carers. The Centre’s weekly analysis raises the feasibility of extending the job requirements for foreign domestic helpers to fill the manpower gap in local elderly services. With reference to the Centre’s latest study on population policy, the analysis points out that foreign domestic helpers, through proper training, can become elderly carers at home, or even in residential care homes.

The full version of the commentary is in Chinese only.