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Exploratory Study Of Neglect Among Elderly In Hong Kong : A Family Perspective Nov 2013

Exploratory Study Of Neglect Among Elderly In Hong Kong : A Family Perspective

Prof. CHAN Cheung-ming, Alfred

Elder neglect, instead of abuse, forms an obvious focus in studying changes before irreversible damages are made to the families over time to examine the family cohesion factors as well as to identify interpersonal or helping relationships among elder parents and adult children, in particular during the time of sickness when an older person requires intensive care. Such occasions reveal the impacts of family dynamic on the vulnerability of elder neglect. It is under this background, Family Council and Central Policy Unit, commissioned the Asia-Pacific Institute of Ageing Studies of Lingnan University to undertake the study, in April 2010, with ...


Understanding Health Profile Of The Middle-Aged Residents In Tsuen Wan Nov 2013

Understanding Health Profile Of The Middle-Aged Residents In Tsuen Wan

Prof. CHAN Cheung-ming, Alfred

Modernization marked the progress of society and posed various changes to human life as well as the epidemiological transition. Improvements in public health care, living conditions, income and the control of infectious diseases were important factors in the first half of the twentieth century that led to the increases in life expectancy, while in the second half it was improvements in social conditions, health technologies such as antibiotics, and widespread immunization. The existences of advanced medical services effectively get rid of the prevalence of infectious disease that caused immediate human threats such as Measles and Smallpox.

Given that technological advancement ...


蓬瀛仙館 : 探討患有「抑鬱症」長者的服務提供狀況 - 早期防治工作的成效評估 Nov 2013

蓬瀛仙館 : 探討患有「抑鬱症」長者的服務提供狀況 - 早期防治工作的成效評估

Prof. CHAN Cheung-ming, Alfred

是次計劃希望全面地評估蓬瀛仙館現時為長者所提供的抑鬱症前期服務,並提出服務建議,作日後改善及發展長者抑鬱症服務之參考,計劃目標如下: 一. 評估機構現時對長者抑鬱症前期服務提供的狀況; 二. 了解服務使用者對長者抑鬱症服務的期望與現時機構提供的前期服務兩者之間的差距,作為日後服務改進以及發展之參考; 三. 對機構提供之長者抑鬱症前期服務提出改善方案,以及為將來機構發展全方位的長者抑鬱症服務提供發展框架; 四. 為機構提供系統性之長者抑鬱症服務評估框架,以便機構日後作定期的服務評估。


如何提升長者的自我增值能力研究計劃 Nov 2013

如何提升長者的自我增值能力研究計劃

Prof. CHAN Cheung-ming, Alfred

香港婦女基金會何郭佩珍耆康中心致力推動長者老有所為,自我增值。此研究旨在了解中心會員參與班組及義工的情況,並思考如何增加其參與度。中心鼓勵會員從單向接收知識增值至學以致用,但事與願遺,暫時會員傾向只作為服務使用者參加班組,但很少作為服務提供者參與義務工作及自務義工活動。研究指出儘管會員都知道個人在社群的義務,包括伸手助人、弘揚傳統、貢獻社區,但他們都多在乎自身,如時間運用、身體狀況等,少有推己及人,未能從自助跨越到互助而達致增值。在眾多活動的選擇中,他們找不到充分的理由去選擇參與義工服務。研究認為中心在鼓勵服務使用者在接受服務後馬上成為義工的轉變過程中已遇到困難,應將服務使用者循序漸進引導成為服務組織者。研究亦發現中心會員普遍具有高中教育水平和心境年齡年輕的義工活動參與基礎,中心需加強為會員帶來價值觀的改變,讓會員明白義務工作可得到成就、尊重、認同。這些認知有助成為會員參與義工服務的動機,最終促使他們從服務使用者轉變成為服務提供者。 Hong Kong Women Foundation Ho Kwok Pui Chun Social Centre for the Elderly strives to promote active ageing among the elderly to enable them to self-enhancement. The study aimed at understanding the situation of the current participation of the Centre’s members in courses and voluntary works, as well as seeking solutions in promoting their level of participation in the aforementioned aspects. The Centre encouraged its member to progress from a recipient ...


A Report On An Exploratory Study On Visual Conditions Of Older People Living In Public Housing, Cheung Ming, Alfred Chan, Meng Soi, Florence Fong, Hon Yui, Eric Wong, Ka Yu, Kenneth Au-Yeung Nov 2013

A Report On An Exploratory Study On Visual Conditions Of Older People Living In Public Housing, Cheung Ming, Alfred Chan, Meng Soi, Florence Fong, Hon Yui, Eric Wong, Ka Yu, Kenneth Au-Yeung

Prof. CHAN Cheung-ming, Alfred

HOPE worldwide (HWW) has been a chartered charity organization in Hong Kong since 1993, with its focus on organizing service programmes in China and Hong Kong. Volunteers for Seniors Day (formerly Hope for Seniors Day) is one of the many programmes initiated by HWW to meet the urgent needs of the growing ageing population in Hong Kong. Starting in 1996, volunteers from corporations and social organizations have been recruited for Volunteers for Seniors Days on an annual basis. Since 2000, the programme has been jointly organized with the Housing Authority to provide cleaning and painting services to single elderly tenants ...


An Exploratory Study On The Elders' Needs And Attitudes Towards Radio Programmes, Cheung Ming, Alfred Chan, Kam Wing, Kevin Cheung Nov 2013

An Exploratory Study On The Elders' Needs And Attitudes Towards Radio Programmes, Cheung Ming, Alfred Chan, Kam Wing, Kevin Cheung

Prof. CHAN Cheung-ming, Alfred

Not many studies in the literature were to investigate the positive impacts of radio on health of the elderly in Hong Kong. If listening to radio has a positive impact on older people’s health, there would be important implications to the social services in Hong Kong, with regard to further studies on an in-depth understanding of this issue and policy recommendations for the Hong Kong government to improve social services of the elderly population. In light of the above rationale, the present study was designed to explore the qualitative impacts of listening radio on the well-being of elderly people ...


University-School Link Partnership Projects (Uslp) For Promotion Of Intergeneration Communication, Cheung Ming, Alfred Chan, David Rosser Phillips, Meng Soi, Florence Fong Nov 2013

University-School Link Partnership Projects (Uslp) For Promotion Of Intergeneration Communication, Cheung Ming, Alfred Chan, David Rosser Phillips, Meng Soi, Florence Fong

Prof. CHAN Cheung-ming, Alfred

Started as a pilot experiment, the University-School Link Partnership (USLP) was designed to encourage interactions between young and old people. It was first initiated in 2000 and implemented from September 2001 to September 2002. Co-organized by the Asia-Pacific Institute of Ageing Studies (APIAS), Lingnan University and the Church of Christ in China Ming Kei College, the USLP involved four schools and ten social welfare organizations with a total of 288 students, 265 older persons and 106 volunteers participating in the project. The aims of the project were to enhance the intergenerational relationship between the young and the older participants through ...


An Exploratory Study On The Significance Of Outbound Travelling For The Older Persons In Hong Kong, Cheung Ming, Alfred Chan, David Rosser Phillips, Meng Soi, Florence Fong, Hon Yui, Eric Wong Nov 2013

An Exploratory Study On The Significance Of Outbound Travelling For The Older Persons In Hong Kong, Cheung Ming, Alfred Chan, David Rosser Phillips, Meng Soi, Florence Fong, Hon Yui, Eric Wong

Prof. CHAN Cheung-ming, Alfred

Hong Kong has been experiencing demographic ageing with an increasing number of older population and prolonged life expectancy. It is projected that population will increase from 12% in 2004 to 24% in 2031 (Census and Statistics Department of Hong Kong, 2002). Older people in the future are expected to be wealthier and healthier and the potential demand for recreational activities will strongly be associated with this group. As highlighted in the Chief Executive of the HKSAR 2001 policy address, the future direction of elderly care and services is to improve the quality of life of older persons, ensuring that they ...


An Exploratory Study Of Pet Raising And Health Of The Elderly People In Hong Kong, Cheung Ming, Alfred Chan, Kam Wing, Kevin Cheung, Lam Fat Lo Nov 2013

An Exploratory Study Of Pet Raising And Health Of The Elderly People In Hong Kong, Cheung Ming, Alfred Chan, Kam Wing, Kevin Cheung, Lam Fat Lo

Prof. CHAN Cheung-ming, Alfred

Introduction: Pets such as dogs, cats and fish were popular in many other countries (Marx et al., 1988; Gammonley, 1991; Brodie & Biley, 1999; PIAS, 2002). In Hong Kong, pet owners increased to 0.26 million (Census and Statistics Department, 2006). Dating back to 1980s, a research study reported the association between pet ownerships and health benefits for humans (McNicholas et al., 2005). According to the report, domesticated pets brought a sense of companionship and provided pet owners with pleasure. These pets could be tools for enhancing human social relationship and could also provide their owners with emotional comfort. Recent studies also revealed ...


Happy Farming Programme : An Exploratory Study From An Intergenerational Perspective, Cheung Ming, Alfred Chan, Meng Soi, Florence Fong, Hon Yui, Eric Wong, Hoi To, Calvin Wong Nov 2013

Happy Farming Programme : An Exploratory Study From An Intergenerational Perspective, Cheung Ming, Alfred Chan, Meng Soi, Florence Fong, Hon Yui, Eric Wong, Hoi To, Calvin Wong

Prof. CHAN Cheung-ming, Alfred

Background: To extend the successful experience learnt from the Golden Organic Farming Programme in Tsuen Wan organized by Produce Green Foundation in 2004, a new farming programme entitled “Happy Farming” has been launched in Tuen Mun. A plot of land was leased to Good Tiding Church of Christian National’s Evangelism Commission in Lai Wai Tuen Mun (屯門泥圍佳音福音堂) by the Government. APIAS was invited to design and implement the farming programme in January 2005. Nine volunteers were recruited, including five older people and four youngsters to work together on farming activities including land exploitation, trainings, ploughing, weeding and mass activities ...


Regional Analysis On The Implementation Of Madrid International Plan On Ageing, Cheung Ming, Alfred Chan, Pui Yee, Phoebe Tang Nov 2013

Regional Analysis On The Implementation Of Madrid International Plan On Ageing, Cheung Ming, Alfred Chan, Pui Yee, Phoebe Tang

Prof. CHAN Cheung-ming, Alfred

The world’s population is rapidly ageing, are countries all geared up to withstand the impacts brought by the demograph­ical changes? 2002 marked an historical moment for the ageing world, where the Madrid International Plan of Action on Ageing (hereafter ‘MIPAA’) was adopted by 159 countries worldwide at the Second World Assembly on Ageing held in Spain. Countries pledged their commitments to building a society for all ages by means of institutional arrangement, poli­cies and programmes. The document sets out objectives and priority areas in dealing with the ageing population, which serve as guiding principles to policymakers and ...


An Evaluation Study On The Elderly Housing Initiative In Hong Kong, Cheung Ming, Alfred Chan, Kam Wing, Kevin Cheung Nov 2013

An Evaluation Study On The Elderly Housing Initiative In Hong Kong, Cheung Ming, Alfred Chan, Kam Wing, Kevin Cheung

Prof. CHAN Cheung-ming, Alfred

The Hong Kong Housing Society (HKHS) of the Hong Kong Government launched the Senior Citizen Residence Scheme (SEN) in 2001 to provide housing units for the middle-class elders aged 60 and above, who have pre-set limits of asset and guaranteed income (Hong Kong Housing Society, n.d.). As a result, two public estates came into operation one year after in 2002. At present, a total of about 800 elders live in these two estates. The present study is under the auspices of the HKHS to evaluate the satisfaction of the residents in the two estates, to make recommendations on the ...


Quality Of Life Of The Chinese Elderly In Hong Kong : Preliminary Findings From Two Focus Groups Studies, Cheung Ming, Alfred Chan, Sheung Tak Cheng, David Rosser Phillips Nov 2013

Quality Of Life Of The Chinese Elderly In Hong Kong : Preliminary Findings From Two Focus Groups Studies, Cheung Ming, Alfred Chan, Sheung Tak Cheng, David Rosser Phillips

Prof. CHAN Cheung-ming, Alfred

In addressing the issues of developing a culturally sensitive and elderly relevant measure of quality of life, the research teams resort to a multi-staged approach. The first is to take on an easier target group (i.e. those living in community and are reasonably mobile) in an attempt to develop an initial measure for the elderly people living in community. Assuming that this initial measurement will be largely applicable to the frail ones, an alternative version will be developed based on the modification of the former. So the first stage was a series of focus groups designed to exhaust meanings ...


An Exploratory Study Of Older Persons' Computer And Internet Usage In Hong Kong, Cheung Ming, Alfred Chan, David Rosser Phillips, Meng Soi, Florence Fong Nov 2013

An Exploratory Study Of Older Persons' Computer And Internet Usage In Hong Kong, Cheung Ming, Alfred Chan, David Rosser Phillips, Meng Soi, Florence Fong

Prof. CHAN Cheung-ming, Alfred

Computer usage and internet access for older persons have been increasingly emphasized in Hong Kong, particularly as a live access tool for keeping frequent contacts with the outside world and the applicability in online medical consultation for those who are frail and isolated. But how are these computer communication technologies being used among the older persons? The question has not been much explored. Hence, this study aims, as a first step, to find out the profiles of older persons using computer aided communications including internet and e-mails. The objectives of the present study are to: measure the proportion of older ...


The Meaning Of Care For Older Chinese Caregivers : An Exploratory Model Of Positive Caring, Cheung Ming, Alfred Chan, K. M., Carmen Ng, C. K., Liliane Chan, David Rosser Phillips Nov 2013

The Meaning Of Care For Older Chinese Caregivers : An Exploratory Model Of Positive Caring, Cheung Ming, Alfred Chan, K. M., Carmen Ng, C. K., Liliane Chan, David Rosser Phillips

Prof. CHAN Cheung-ming, Alfred

Caring is often a highly personalized and individual activity. Through in-depth and searching interviews with two older care-givers, this study explored the determinants that help to sustain cares in their long-term care role and proposes an explanatory model for sustaining care. Attempts were made to uncover those meanings held by Chinese care-givers in interpreting their roles in a positive way despite the enormous demands placed on them by care-giving or, if they interpreted their care giving negatively, the attitudes that sustained their giving of care. Narrative accounts were obtained through separate interviews (conducted by two experienced social workers) asking open-ended ...


Survey On Public Attitude And Perception Towards Ethnic Minorities 2004, Cheung Ming, Alfred Chan, Hon Yui, Eric Wong Nov 2013

Survey On Public Attitude And Perception Towards Ethnic Minorities 2004, Cheung Ming, Alfred Chan, Hon Yui, Eric Wong

Prof. CHAN Cheung-ming, Alfred

Oxfam Hong Kong commissioned Asia-Pacific Institute of Ageing Studies (APIAS), Lingnan University to conduct a telephone survey and concealed participatory observation in order to recognize the public (Hong Kong people) attitude and perception towards ethnic minorities. Telephone numbers were selected at random from up-to-date residential phone directories and the target population of the study comprised Chinese speaking male and female adults aged 16 or over. The telephone interviews were conducted on 4 and 5 of August 2004 from 6:00pm to 10:00pm. 512 interviews were completed from the randomly chosen 917 households, and the response rate was 55.8 ...


A Report On An Evaluation Of The Hope, Worldwide Seniors Day 2003, Cheung Ming, Alfred Chan, Meng Soi, Florence Fong, Siu Ping, Ella Ng Nov 2013

A Report On An Evaluation Of The Hope, Worldwide Seniors Day 2003, Cheung Ming, Alfred Chan, Meng Soi, Florence Fong, Siu Ping, Ella Ng

Prof. CHAN Cheung-ming, Alfred

The HOPE worldwide 1 (HWW) in Hong Kong has been chartered as a charity organization since 1993 with its focus on organizing service programmes in China, Hong Kong and Taiwan. Amongst these, the Hope for Seniors Day is one of the many attempts initiated by the HWW to meet the urgent needs of the growing ageing population in Hong Kong. Starting from 1996, volunteers from corporations and social organizations have been recruited for the Hope for Seniors Day on an annual basis. The programme aims at giving practical assistance to elderly people who are living alone in public housing estates ...


Consideration Of Protective Legislation On Family And Residential Care For Older Persons In Hong Kong, Cheung Ming, Alfred Chan, Chao Li Nov 2013

Consideration Of Protective Legislation On Family And Residential Care For Older Persons In Hong Kong, Cheung Ming, Alfred Chan, Chao Li

Prof. CHAN Cheung-ming, Alfred

Older persons, like all members of any society, have the right to be free from mistreatment at family care and residential care. Furthermore, older persons are the special collectiveness, different from children or other adults, so elder abuse or neglect is a more complicated issue. Protective legislation aiming at protecting older persons from possible mistreatment as one of the various intervention approaches is essential. By analyzing the pros and cons in applying the legislation on institutional care (i.e. family and residential places) in Hong Kong, for three case examples, plus referencing to China’s experience, the goals and contents ...


Quality Improvement Through Customer Satisfaction Benchmarking : Manual For Customer Satisfaction Surveys, Cheung Ming, Alfred Chan, K. H., Raymond Chan, Kwok Lit Tung, Kai Man Fung Nov 2013

Quality Improvement Through Customer Satisfaction Benchmarking : Manual For Customer Satisfaction Surveys, Cheung Ming, Alfred Chan, K. H., Raymond Chan, Kwok Lit Tung, Kai Man Fung

Prof. CHAN Cheung-ming, Alfred

No abstract provided.


發展社會照顧,豐富安老服務, Cheung Ming, Alfred Chan Jan 2013

發展社會照顧,豐富安老服務, Cheung Ming, Alfred Chan

Prof. CHAN Cheung-ming, Alfred

No abstract provided.