elderly care


China Issues Eldercare Resource Guide as 60+ Population Balloons

Voice of America

For a country with a population of 1.4 billion, it is “absurd” that the government is only now focusing on eldercare shortcomings. “When the system is finally established, I don't know how many generations will have passed,” Shu Min said.


Graying Asia: How Pension Systems Fail to Respond to Dramatic Aging

AsiaGlobal Online

The Asia-Pacific region is ill-equipped to meet the challenge of dramatic aging due to a lack of sound, efficient pension systems.


INFOGRAPHIC: Taiwan's Exhausted Elderly Caregivers Don't Get Enough Help

If Lin

For caregivers over 65 caring for another elderly person, help is out there. They're just not taking it.


Taiwan Primes for Old Age Apocalypse with Long-Term Care Plan

Health professionals say Taiwan's elderly care services deserve praise, but its caregivers remain woefully underpaid.


When You Are Old, Chinese, and Gay

Fan Yiying

Gay, lesbian, and bisexual retirees in China are seeking companionship and acceptance in old age, but some are finding it harder than others.

Taiwan’s Looming Dementia Crisis

Taiwan’s Looming Dementia Crisis

Austin Chad Willhoft

Amid a lack of public awareness, Alzheimer’s and dementia patients in Taiwan have long faced difficulties finding adequate care. Now, with a rapidly ageing population, the illness is starting to hit the country’s healthcare budget.


Nearly Half of the Taiwanese Over 65 Years Old Are Living in Poverty

Zou Chi

Ten percent of the senior citizens in Taiwan live with their children but are not treated properly due to bad parent-child relationships. This results in pseudo single-person households and shows the support system of families is growing weak.

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