Jul 21, 2016 • By
Active Global Specialised Caregivers featured in today's South China Morning Post, introducing home care as an alternative option to NGO-run post-hospitalisation services and how useful and important it can be after patients’ discharge.
Date: 21 July 2016
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Home care should be seen as key option after patients’ discharge
PUBLISHED : Thursday, 21 July, 2016, 4:09pm
UPDATED : Thursday, 21 July, 2016, 11:20pm
Hong Kong and Singapore face the same pressures when it comes to discharging patients and finding them viable transitional care and long-term discharge support services.
The key difference is that Singapore’s hospitals recognise the usefulness of home-care services in the private sector.
Medical social workers in Singapore’s public hospitals have a fairly open-minded and pragmatic approach and would not hesitate to con... [Read More...]
Jun 27, 2016 • By
Active Global Specialised Caregivers featured in today's South China Morning Post, mentioning how the overseas caregivers can help alleviating the shortage on local elderly patients' caregiving service. Unfortunately, their services are constrained by the lengthy Visa application process.
Date: 27 June 2016
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Calls to add specialised visa category for caregivers coming to Hong Kong
PUBLISHED : Monday, 27 June, 2016, 9:01am
UPDATED : Monday, 27 June, 2016, 9:01am
News›Hong Kong›Health & Environment
Jennifer Ngo firstname.lastname@example.org
Specialised carers coming to Hong Kong to work for the elderly face lengthy delays as they must apply for domestic worker visas
When Wong Mei-ling hobbled out of the hospital after a brain tumour operation and facing a long road to recovery, Nirmala was waiting... [Read More...]
May 11, 2016 • By
Steven Chiu (Hong Kong Branch Manager of Active Global Specialised Caregivers) and Emily Lam (Hong Kong Caregiving Consultant, EN of Active Global Specialised Caregivers) accepts RTHK's radio interview, describing how the company providing the most suitable overseas nurses to patients identifying by professional team, as well as some processes of supporting services (overseas nurse training courses, free consulting services by Hong Kong trained nurses) , and emphasizing the company's services is important to deal with the challenge of population ageing.
Here is the detail of radio interview:
Feb 29, 2016 • By
We are honoured to be showcased by NHK, Japan's leading TV channel.
Nov 11, 2015 • By
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
For more detail:
Oct 15, 2015 • By
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.
Oct 07, 2015 • By
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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Sep 09, 2015 • By
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.
Jul 03, 2015 • By
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 the standard of living, we have to identify problems instead of using rehashed solutions."
With funding of $150,000 from private and public enterprise agencies, Tan's elderly-friendly mobility devices were launched across Singapore in 2013 after being tested out in hospitals. The business h... [Read More...]
Jun 10, 2015 • By
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...]