Improving the Mode of Elderly Care
62. An ageing population leads to increasing demand for welfare and healthcare services. Apart from providing adequate resources for service expansion, we will improve the mode of elderly care to provide appropriate support.
Long-Term Care Services
63. An Elderly Commission study has found that resources allocated to community care services are far less than those allocated to residential care services. To rectify this situation, apart from increasing community care places, we should improve the content, form and funding mode of community care services to offer a desirable alternative to residential care.
64. Last year we announced a new initiative that enabled elderly people on the waiting list for nursing home places to try out tailor-made home care services. In this year's Budget, we extended the coverage of the Community Living Supplement under the Comprehensive Social Security Assistance (CSSA) Scheme to include recipients aged 60 or above who were ageing at home.