Home care for older people in ASEAN member countries / Dr.Cho Hyunse

Hyunse, Cho (2012) Home care for older people in ASEAN member countries / Dr.Cho Hyunse. In: International Conference On Population Ageing: Issues and Challenges, 11 July 2012, Faculty of Economics and Administration, University of Malaya, Kuala Lumpur. (Unpublished)

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Abstract

It is estimated that population of over 60 years in the South-Asia will triple between 2000 and 2050. By 2050, one out of four older people will be over the age of 80. This causes a growing need for welfare and health services for older people. However, the traditional family support system is under pressure due to the trend towards nuclear families, prevailing migration of children and increasing participation of women in the workforce. In most developing countries, the lack of appropriate programmes, policies and financing places further strain on an already stressed family system. In order to meet the growing needs of “CARE” services for older people in the community, HelpAge Korea have implemented HOME CARE project under the ROK-ASEAN Cooperation Project, which provides basic social and health related care services for older people who are poor and having difficulties of ADL at their home by volunteers. The HOME CARE project has been implemented in collaboration with government, non-government organizations and community people in 10 ASEAN member countries for 9 years from April 2003 to May 2012. The presentation shares the outcomes of HOME CARE project that has been successfully conducted in terms of developing localized model, strengthening GO & NGO collaboration for the expansion and influencing GO to integrate HOME CARE into policy framework. HOME CARE is one of community based care system to reduce the burden of the society and to improve the quality of life of older people. However, in responding to the need of vulnerable older people, there is no single solution but a series of care system is necessary. The presentation shares the future plan of ROK-ASEAN Cooperation Project on COMMUNITY BASED SERVICES of HelpAge Korea.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Keywords: HelpAge Korea, home care, ROK- ASEAN cooperation project
Subjects: 300 Social sciences > 303 Social processes
Division/Agency/State: LPPKN - National Population and Family Development Board, Malaysia > Division of Population
Deposited By: Mrs Nor Azaian Abdullah
Deposited On: 14 Jan 2013 03:52
Last Modified: 14 Jan 2013 03:52
URI: http://familyrepository.lppkn.gov.my/id/eprint/266

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