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DAB issued poll results on gerontechnology

January 17, 2023

DAB Family Affairs Committee and the team of LegCo member Frankie Ngan (Kowloon East) conducted a poll to understand opinions of public rental housing residents with elderly family members on gerontechnology in December 2022. A total of 432 valid responses were received.

(1) Analysis of poll results

  1. Most public rental housing households with elderly family members never heard of gerontechnology

  2. Respondents were concerned about medical and communication related gerontechnology to enhance home safety and reduce the burden on caregivers

  3. Elderly in public rental housing had a demand for gerontechnology but responded that gerontechnology was expensive

  4. The government did not promote gerontechnology enough and should better utilize existing policy measures

(2) Recommendations

  1. Expand the scope of application of the Innovation and Technology Fund for Application in Elderly and Rehabilitation Care

  2. Allow health care vouchers to be used to subsidize gerontechnology to ensure better use of resources

  3. The Housing Authority should take the initiative to promote gerontechnology to the elderly in public rental housing

  4. Promote gerontechnology in District Health Centers

Media enquiries:

DAB LegCo member Frankie Ngan (6600 2511)

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