Active Global’s Founder and CEO, Ms Yorelle Kalika, will be one of the speakers in the Asia Health Symposium this November. This year the symposium will be held in Hong Kong with the focus of "Bridging the Gap in Aged HealthCare Solutions”.
Date: 19 Nov 2015
Location: The Ritz-Carlton Hong Kong
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Active Global's professional overseas caregivers are featurered in a Money Magazine programme by the city's major TV station, raising awarenes of the vital difference andadvantage of professional care.
Mohini Therapalli, an experienced Bachelor Nurse from India introduced by Active Global, performed CPR at a critial moment, saving her patient's life. This further proves the importance of having a professional caregiver to take care of patients especially in a domestic enviornment.
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Active Global's New Sri Lankan recruiting office was launched on the 28th August, 2015.
With the new office in Sri Lanka, Active Global will be attracting even more professional nurses and other medical professional to work in both Singapore and Hong Kong.
Over 100 potential qualified candidates attended the first Recruitment Day on the first day of its opening.
As Asia ages, entrepreneurs rush in
Singaporean entrepreneur Serene Tan first noticed a gaping hole in Asia's senior care market when she was a college student. The developer of GlydeSafe - an intuitive walking aid for the elderly - observed that firms who provided goods and services for the elderly were lacking a personalized, customer-based approach.
"The silver market is underserved because the local landscape of health care and retail is dominated by a few large players who operate a traditional business model of importing from overseas. This inhibits creativity," Tan, director of Sorgen, which develops GlydeSafe, told CNBC. "If we want to improve th... [Read More...]
HONG KONG, June 2, 2015 – The latest unfortunate incident of the maltreatment of an eldercare home should force us to rethink our conventional approach of elderly care. We should focus more on professionalising aging-in-place instead of just relying on old-age-homes and domestic helpers.
Elderly people often have to wait for years before obtaining the so-called “subsidized beds” in old-age-homes. Many of them literally could not outlast the wait as more than 5,000 elderly people died while waiting to entre care-homes. With the aging population, this number is like to go up in the coming decade. There are high-end old-age-homes available to the privileged few as the monthly fees can often go above HK$30,000, effectively pricing the bulk of the senior population out of the picture.
In the last fiscal year, the government spent close to HK$6 billion on elderly services. While the Social Welfare Department funds numerous community home-care services throughout the territory, the se... [Read More...]
"What would happen to the elderly residents if the elder-care home licenses are revoked?" I believe the SWD is well aware of this ominous implication behind this question.
The real problems are really just land and the lack of professionals. I suspect almost half of the HK$9,000 monthly bed fee goes to paying the rent and staff, which is going nowhere but up.
Subsidising the elderly-care homes by using taxpayers' money hasn't been solving the issue either. As elder-care homes' ability to pay rent increases, so do the rents and staff cost.
4 out of 10 elder-care homes' front-line staff only received 40 hours of training. This begs the question of front-line workers' practical and mental ability to serve in the caregiving industry, which requires a lot of patience.
We believe the true solution lies in professionalising the home-care industry (not care home), by tapping into the surplus of overseas nurses and trained professional caregivers to take care of the elderly at their own ho... [Read More...]
Health of elderly and retirees has always been the focus of the general public. The more intangible facet of emotional health plays an equally important role. Common conditions such as depression, anxiety and dementia run the risk of being overlooked due to lack of awareness. This can lead to the rise of “hidden cases”.
Mental health is not merely the absence of mental conditions. Emotional stability, passion in life, and social life are vital to achieving holistic mental health. The key to maintaining healthy main includes maintaining social life, contribution to the society, financial independent to sustain a retired lifestyle as well as having a positive outlook.
To the elderly, their old ways matter. Drastic changes to routines can have negative impacts mentally. Nothing is better than living in an environment that provides them with a sense of safety and familiarity. Interruptions to routines such as going in and out of hospitals or elderly homes should be kept to a minimum.... [Read More...]
Palliative care is a holistic, multi-disciplinary approach that includes specialised medical care for people with serious illnesses. It focuses on providing patients with relief from the symptoms, pain, and stress of a serious illness—whatever the diagnosis. The goal is to improve quality of life for both the patient and the family. Palliative care is provided by a team of doctors, nurses and other specialists who work together with a patient’s other doctors to provide an extra layer of support. It is appropriate at any age and at any stage in a serious illness and can be provided along with curative treatment.
A World Health Organisation statement describes palliative care as "an approach that improves the quality of life of patients and their families facing the problems associated with life-threatening illness, through the prevention and relief of suffering by means of early identification and impeccable assessment and treatment of pain and other problems, physical, psychoso... [Read More...]