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(added on 2015/01/05)

Home for the Elderly 老有所居

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Data source: Social Welfare Department, Hong Kong
Map created by CUHK SpatioEpi Group

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Residential care homes for the elderly are facilities for senior citizens who cannot be adequately taken care at their own homes for personal, social, health or other reasons. In Hong Kong, there are four types of residential care homes for elderly people requiring different levels of care. The map shows the geographic distribution of these residential services, with the corresponding elderly population and types of service providers.

As depicted by the pie charts, most residential services for the elderly are currently provided by Care and Attention Homes for the Elderly, followed by Nursing Homes. As shown by graduated colours, residential services are available for less than 7% of district population aged 70 or above in Eastern, Wong Tai Sin, Kwun Tong and Shatin. The overall demand is increasing, while the discrepancy is higher in some districts. With population aging in Hong Kong, planning residential care services for our senior citizens is a big challenge for the society in the near future.

Data for the map were obtained from Social Welfare Department, Hong Kong.

安老院舍為因個人、社會、健康或其他原因未能在家中居住的長者提供住宿照顧服務及設施。香港現時共有四類安老院舍,為需要不同護理程度的長者提供服務。地圖顯示本港各類安老院舍照顧服務的分佈及就各區老人人口比較宿位名額。

依圖中圓形圖所示,現時大部分安老院舍服務都由護理安老院提供,其次是護養院。依圖中顏色所示,東區、黃大仙、觀塘及沙田的安老院舍只足夠服務區內少於百分之七的七十歲或以上的人口。除了整體需求上升外,一些地區的的供求差距亦較大。隨著香港人口持續老化,安老院舍服務的規劃是來年社會的一大挑戰。

地圖資料源自香港社會福利署。