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TopDoc's Elderly Care Campaign: Lesson nº7: Preventing Senior Falls.

Falling is very dangerous for elderly people. According to the Centers for Disease Control, one in every three adults age 65 and older falls each year, which can lead to serious injuries, or even death. Injuries such as hip fractures and head traumas are also common in Hong Kong with 4,500 cases happening every year*. That in turn causes more

TopDoc's Elderly Care Campaign: Lesson nº6: The use of Elderly Health Care Voucher Scheme

In an attempt to enhance the primary care for the elderly, 2009 saw the introduction of the Elderly Healthcare Voucher Scheme. The interim review conducted during the second half of 2010 showed that the pilot program offered with $250.00 was widely acknowledged but with perhaps a lower than preferred adoption rate. The most telling of the facts are that only


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