International Senior Care News

by Debashree – PR Consultant & Eldercare Enthusiast

Cost of living increases risk of elder abuse: advocate

Baby boomers will increasingly be at risk of elder abuse, as cost of living pressures bite and $3.5 trillion in assets is passed on to younger generations in the next three decades.

China’s Pensions System Is Buckling Under an Aging Population

Beijing has hard choices ahead as labor advantages slip away.

Aging populations are creating major opportunities, fund manager says. Here’s where he’s investing

Elder cottages’ offer housing alternative for older adults

HEALTH: Sanctuary for independent living and active ageing

UK: One in seven aged 65 and over turning to loans and credit cards, survey finds

The Independent Age charity said its research suggests many older people are struggling alone and racking up debt as costs escalate.

A More Humane Model for Eldercare in the U.S.

Harvard review

Never seen a resume that full’: Kalamazoo Rotary honors man, 83, for volunteerism

6,000 Purple Flags On Display As Grim Tally Of Elder Abuse Reports

China Population Day: Can ageing boost economic growth amid challenges?–1ky2JL6A2CA/index.html

BlackRock’s Warning: Aging Population Threatens Global Economy

Executives at the world’s largest asset manager are worried about rising long-term inflation, and the willingness of the Federal Reserve to save stock investors.

A career in senior care industry may be just what young job-seekers need

Senior care has become an industry that youth should consider as it has the potential to be a fulfilling, exciting and rewarding career path for them to pursue moving forward.

Canadians are working past retirement, but not because they want to

More than half of Canadians over 60 in the workforce are there because of financial necessity, according to Statistics Canada, including the cost of essential expenses without support from a pension plan.

Japan making efforts to bridge digital divide between young, elderly

efforts to narrow the digital divide between the young and elderly, as the rapid digitalization of society continues to highlight the urgent need to address intergenerational gaps

Elder Abuse Awareness

June 8, 2023

World Elder Abuse Awareness Day is June 15, 2023. According to the U.S. Administration for Community Living, elder abuse refers to any knowing, intentional or negligent act by a caregiver or any other person that causes harm or a serious risk of harm to a vulnerable adult.

7 ways to care for elderly parents who live far away

June 4, 2023

Having people who are your eyes and ears on the ground, who can call you if they notice something amiss, is crucial.

Aging in Puerto Rico is a struggle for families fragmented by migration

June 3, 2023

The island is aging faster than most places, a pattern made worse by the exodus of hundreds of thousands of young people, while it grapples with a shortage of caregivers.

How to Negotiate With Resistant Aging Parents? Borrow These Tips From the Business World

June 4, 2023

How Entrepreneurs Can Create Workplace Flexibility To Accommodate Caregiving Responsibilities

May 28, 2023

Increasingly, middle-aged adults are simultaneously caring for their children and aging parents, both financially and emotionally.

Elder Care Attorney: All You Need to Know

May 26, 2023

Elders are often subjected to mistreatment in nursing homes or assisted living facilities. You need to know your rights regarding elder care so you can avoid such mistreatment.

It Takes a Village for Elder Care, Too

May 26, 2023

The toll that caring for aging parents takes on their children can be allayed only by expanding our caring networks.

‘Disruptive’ mentoring platform helps retired and returning workers retain zest for life

May 25. 2023

Retired and older workers can boost their income by sharing their expertise with the next generation – keeping active through a new career mentoring platform.

5 Fantastic Ways to Enjoy Life After Retirement

May 26, 2023

For some people, retirement can feel a bit like the dog that caught the car. You’ve prepared for this moment your entire adult life, and you’re certainly very happy to have gotten here but … well, now what?

China: Woman quits her job to become a full time daughter

Six Key Housing Factors to Consider as You Age

May 25, 2023

Global Disabled and Elderly Assistive Technology Market to Reach $82 Billion by 2030

May 25, 2023

Disruptive’ mentoring platform helps retired and returning workers retain zest for life

May 25, 2023

Retired and older workers can boost their income by sharing their expertise with the next generation – keeping active through a new career mentoring platform.


UK Company Empowers the Elderly and Disabled with Affordable Mobility Aids

May 25, 2023

Mobility Smart, a provider of mobility scooters and equipment, is working on new and innovative ways to bring affordable mobility aids to those who need them

Australia: Penelope Marshall becomes first aged care representative on Australia’s Nursing and Midwifery Board

May 18, 2023

Ms Marshall’s appointment is a significant step forward in ensuring that the aged care sector is represented in the governing body of the nursing and midwifery profession

Avoiding loneliness is a challenge for some older adults living on their own

May 17, 2023

Half of American women uncertain about secure retirement: surveys

May 17, 2023

According to the What Women Want surveys, almost half of American women aged 25 or more years lack an employer-sponsored retirement plan. Many said that they are living paycheck to paycheck without any meaningful savings

Remote work: An underestimated benefit for family caregivers

May 17, 2023

The debate about whether employees should be required to return to the workplace has generally focused on commuting, convenience and child care.

Australia – radio- Push to bring more aged care workers from overseas

May 16, 2023

The government is now moving to increase the number of aged care workers from overseas and expedite their visa applications to deal with the shortages

USA – New app aims to increase affordable elder care in the Lowcountry – May 15, 2023

The need for caregivers is growing across South Carolina and here in the Lowcountry.

By 2030, South Carolina will need 41,850 caregivers to support the population according to The Alzheimer’s Association. That’s a 31% increase from 2020.

The Irish Times view on the Fair Deal nursing home scheme: time for a proper review – May 16, 2023

More than 20 private or voluntary nursing homes have closed in the past 18 months, in many cases due to financial pressures.

Many older women in Japan stuck in low-paying jobs

May 11, 2023

Many older single women in Japan are struggling to make ends meet in their low-paid, nonregular jobs and are trapped in casual employment in a country with a persistently wide gender gap.

Housing crisis: Over 40% of elderly renters in Ireland to rent for life

May 11, 2023

Threshold and Alone Report Reveals 42% of Respondents experiencing high stress due to accommodation insecurity

Woman celebrates 102nd birthday at senior living facility in Austin

May 10, 2023

London: Robots and AI in homes for the elderly could ease social care crisis, says health secretary

USA: Budget both gives and takes from aged care sector

May 10, 2023

Time to have ‘the talk’: How seniors can avoid financial ruin by planning long-term health care now

May 8, 2023

In a decade, the number of older adults will outnumber kids for the first time in U.S. history.With that, we’ll see a surge in long-term healthcare needs, but costs will overwhelm most people..

Seattle senior living community aims to be world’s first to achieve Living Building Challenge designation – May 8, 2023

Amenities at the Aegis Living Lake Union development include a spa/wellness center with a salon, massage suite, and a fitness center.

It’s never too late to prioritise your health say experts – 7 May 2023

Why China got population control wrong; India got it right

Mat 4, 2023

Half a century ago, India and China stood at a similar point. Their fertility rates – at 5.6 and 5.5 children per woman – were neck and neck and way more than what is regarded as replacement level fertility of 2.1, at which the population stabilises. They also faced similar social and developmental challenges as they sought to build their nations after suffering the devastation of long colonial and imperial humiliations and war.

China’s elders savour twilight years as the young toil

May 4, 2023

AFP found a community grappling with the reality of a shrinking population, offering a stark glimpse of the demographic pressures facing the country as a whole.

The problem is especially pronounced in places such as Rudong, about 100 kilometres (60 miles) from Shanghai, where a surge in the elderly population is coinciding with an exodus of younger people.

Australia pledges $7.5 billion to fund 15% pay rise for aged care workers

May 4. 2023

Australia’s Labor government on Thursday said it would set aside A$11.3 billion ($7.5 billion) in next week’s federal budget to fund a 15% pay rise for retirement home staff as the sector grapples with a shortage of skilled workers.

Australia: Migrants to fill aged-care jobs via New Aged Care Industry Labour Agreements launched by Immigration Minister Andrew Giles

May 4, 2023

Aged care workers’ ‘historic’ wage boost to cost $11.3 billion

May 3, 2023

A long-awaited pay rise for aged care workers will cost the federal budget more than $11 billion as Labor hopes to entice more registered nurses to the hemorrhaging sector with $10,000 pay boosts.

Thailand: Gearing up for the grey: How an aging population is creating new business opportunities – May 2, 2023

The world’s population is getting older. And Thailand is among the fastest-aging societies in the world. Of its 67 million population, more than 12 million Thais are elderly, according to the Department of Older Persons, Ministry of Social Development and Human Security, with the majority of them in the 60-69 group.

Malaysia: Why these youngsters are making senior care their business – May 2, 2023

The old cannot take care of the old. The young need to do it, says Ang who co-founded Masoc Care after seeing how ill-equipped Malaysia is to face its rapidly ageing population.

How to maintain your social life as you age

For some senior citizens, their isolation was the result of losing a loved one. Cadillac resident Dale Sundstrom said he lost his wife over eight years ago. While he has adjusted to his new life, Sundstrom said it wasn’t easy.

How senior living is evolving for ageing populations – May 1, 2023

Senior living concepts long fell into two categories: homes that gave residents a high level of independence, and others that provided a greater level of support.

Most seniors in America can’t afford nursing homes or assisted living, study finds – 27 April 2023

As many as 80% of aging adults in America lack the financial resources to pay for two years of nursing home care or four years of an assisted living community.

‘Silver tsunami’ requires aging expertise – April 27, 2023

Carolina researchers address complexities of an older population, including health care, labor dynamics and assisted living.

These are the best—and worst—U.S. states for retirees based on health care, wellness, safety and more – April 26, 2023

There is plenty of guidance out there about the best places in the United States—and even around the world—for retirees to spend their golden years.

3 ways to rethink old age and retirement, MIT expert says – April 26, 2023

The classic retirement framework aims for seniors to have enough money to fund their lifestyle in old age. While not incorrect, the framework is “incomplete,”

What Is the Care Economy?

April 26, 2023

New York State has the fourth-largest population of older adults in the entire country—16 percent of New Yorkers are over age 65. The older adult population is growing faster than any other segment in our state, and it’s expected to grow to 5.3 million people by 2030

UK: MP launches new Bill bid so carers are paid minimum wage for travelling time

April 23, 2023

Global Long-Term Care Software Market is expected to witness a healthy CAGR of 11-13% in the next 5 years (2022-2027)

April 21, 2023

Medi-Tech Insights: Growing geriatric population, staffing churn in geriatric care, technological advancements in wearables, and government initiatives in the area are some of the key factors driving the growth of long-term care software market.

India’s population to surpass China this week: UN

25 April 2023

India will overtake China as the world’s most populous country in the coming week, hitting almost 1.43 billion people, the United Nations said Monday. “By the end of this month, India’s population is expected to reach 1,425,775,850 people, matching and then surpassing the population of mainland China,” the UN Department of Economic and Social Affairs said.

Australia- Opinion: Aged care reforms in Australia – ambitious, but Insufficient to address sector struggles

April 25, 2023

The reforms implemented by the Albanese Labor government, whilst ambitious, will not address the aged care sector’s struggles because staffing mandates cannot be satisfied by the current aged care workforce and providers are not properly funded for the cost to deliver care.

Japan: Safeguarding Japan’s aging society without invading privacy

April 25, 2023

A sensor-based monitoring and alert system, without cameras or wearables, can keep tabs individually on two elders in one household.

Senior Citizens Bill: ‘Who Will Take Care Of Care Partners?

April 24, 2023

Kualalumpur: Care partners caring for parents with dementia, cancer, or gout say the Senior Citizens Bill shouldn’t penalise adult children who send parents to care homes. They want more assistance instead; one had to quit his job in KL to care for his father in Sabah.

The wisdom of octogenarian leaders have rebuilt nations at fragile moments. Only the 82-year-old Benjamin Franklin could lead the needed national consensus at the U.S. Constitutional Convention, and only 87-year-old Konrad Adenauer could rebuild national spirit and global trust for defeated post-war Germany.

Beijing hospital heartbreak raises questions on China’s treatment of elderly

April 20, 2023

As investigations begin into a Beijing inferno that killed at least 29 people, a rapidly ageing Chinese society needs to take a long hard look at itself

China: Elderly people prefer in-home care: report – April 19, 2023

Elderly people in China prefer in-home care services, with a greater need for household cleaning, meal services and social interaction, a survey on elderly care in 2022 revealed, Beijing Daily reported on Wednesday.

Elderly man feeds and takes care of his sick wife on a train. Only love, says Internet – April 19, 2023

A video that has gone viral on social media shows an elderly man taking care of his sick wife. The video has 8 million views.

Your Guide To The Best Elderly Monitoring Systems For In-Home Safety – April 19, 2023

Over 50 million people at least 65 years old live in the U.S., and more than a quarter of them live alone, according the Administration for Community Living.

Boston: Mass. lawmakers target long-term care improvement with slate of bills – April 19, 2023

A push is underway on Beacon Hill for a slate of elder care bills that seek to improve long-term care, including one that provides a $1,500 tax credit to family caregivers.

National campaign urges people to check up on elderly loved ones – April 18, 2023

Australia: Don’t deny aged care residents their dignity 18, 2023

“There are good reasons why staff might need ready access to a room but surely there are ways around these issues.”

Study: Certain Social Risks May Cause Early Death in Seniors – April 18, 2023

The participants who died prematurely had the following eight social characteristics in common:

Poor neighborhood cleanliness – April 18, 2023

Low perceived control over their financial situation

Meeting with children less than yearly

Not working for a salary

Not being active with children

Not volunteering

Feeling isolated

Being treated with less courtesy or respect

Tips for choosing a care facility for a loved one with Alzheimer’s – April 18, 2023

Conducting research, asking the right questions, and visiting facilities are key

Nurse from Marlborough charged with assaulting elderly patient with dementia – April 18, 2023

WOBURN — A Marlborough man has been charged with assaulting an elderly dementia patient he helped care for while working as a nurse in 2021, authorities said.

Preventing falls in seniors: the surprising role of shoes [PODCAST] April 17, 2023

In this episode, Sheetal Gambhir, a geriatrician, discusses the importance of feet in preventing falls in elderly patients. She shares insights on what to look for in shoes, including surface area, heel height, and sole consistency.

Australia: Nursing homes financial future hinges on charging wealthier residents more for care, providers say

Aging prison population meets a system that’s unprepared for it

April 12, 2023

It is projected that by 2030, one-third of all incarcerated individuals will be older adults.” Aging Behind Prison Walls: Studies in Trauma and Resilience, a book by Tina Maschi and Keith Morgen.,10185

Elderly with emigrant children at risk of isolation’

April 13, 2023

An NGO said on Thursday that there needs to be more community support for elderly people whose children have emigrated from Hong Kong, saying they are vulnerable to loneliness and social isolation.

France – French MPs debate bill on ‘aging well’ as more people live past 85 – April 12, 2023

France’s parliament is debating a bill aimed at adapting society to the growing number of people over 85. But opposition MPs and professionals working with older people say the mini-measures are a far cry from President Emmanuel Macron’s earlier ambitions.

Australia – Aged care in crisis: Privatised system is failing workers, older people – April 12, 2023

Workers in the mostly privatised aged-care system face poor conditions and substandard pay due to bipartisan neoliberalism.

Public Health prepares to celebrate Senior Citizens Month – April 12, 2023

How to protect elderly parents from financial scams April 10, 2023

Scam artists often target older adults, partly because they have amassed greater wealth.

Proving age is no barrier to entrepreneurship, the founders of PacSana are hoping their new wearable will transform the elderly care sector – April 10, 2023

Senior living: Fatigue is common among older adults, with many possible causes – April 10, 2023

How Aging Japan Is Dealing With Elderly Drivers – April 10, 2023

In May last year, Japan made it mandatory for drivers 75 or over with a history of any 11 types traffic offenses — from speeding to running traffic lights —  to retake a driving test when renewing their license.

Health concerns loom aging population in Vietnam – April 10, 2023

With the average number of healthy years for Vietnamese citizens hovering at just 64, health concerns loom large for the aging population, local media reported on Monday.