Institute of Gerontology hosts informal seminar on long-term care in Asia July 18th 12 pm

Announcing an informal seminar on long-term care in Asia which will take place from 12 to 1.30pm on 18 July at KING’S BLDG K-1.56. All are welcome!

Contact for this seminar: Dr Wei Yang


Professor Li-Fan Liu, Institute of Gerontology at National Cheng Kung University, Taiwan, will be talking about Long term care needs in Chinese society and policies for this in Taiwan”.

Dr Lou Vivian W. Q., University of Hong Kong will be talking about Health and Social Integration in Long-term Care: Initiatives in Hong Kong”.


Dr. Li-Fan Liu is a Professor in the Institute of Gerontology at National Cheng Kung University, Taiwan. She received her PhD in Social Policy from the Institute of Gerontology at King’s College London. Dr. Liu’s research explores the policies of long-term care, service delivery and outcomes, care management/integration models and also innovation of the long-term care e-services in Taiwan. Her research articles have appeared in journals such as Journal of the American Medical Directors Association, Quality of Life Research, Geriatrics & Gerontology International, Archives of Gerontology and Geriatrics and Health Policy. In 2017, Dr. Liu received a Fulbright grant and cooperate with the government to start a new research project on long-term care integration care model in Taiwan. She serves as Vice President of the Gerontological Society of Taiwan (GST) and Consultant of the National Elderly Welfare Association (NEWA). She is Faculty at the Taiwan Association of Gerontology and Geriatrics (TSGG) and Faculty at the Taiwan Long Term Care Professional Association.

 Dr. Lou Vivian W. Q. is the Director of Sau Po Centre on Ageing, and Associate Professor at Department of Social Work & Social Administration at The University of Hong Kong. Her research interests focus on family gerontology, in particular family caregiving for dementia, stroke, end-of-life older adults, and social adaptation and mental health of Chinese older adults. She also has a keen interest in building evidence-based models to empower older adults and their families. Dr. Lou has been appointed as a membership of the Elderly Commission of the HKSAR Government. She is also a fellow of the Gerontological Society of America, and a Council member of Hong Kong Association of Gerontology.


Abstract 1 (Professor Li-Fan Liu): Chinese society including Hong Kong, Macao and Taiwan have been listed on the ten countries/areas with the largest percentage point changes in the share of older persons from 2015-2030 (UN, 2015). With population aging, long-term care need is also increasing rapidly. By the evidence-based research, this talk will include points of the long-term care needs, the long-term care policy reform and service resources in Taiwan and the experience of how we delivering integrated care in the community. It is hoped that by the experience sharing and communication regarding long-term care policy and responsive services would have some implications to Chinese society as a whole.

Abstract 2: (Dr Lou Vivian W. Q.) To better achieve long-term care policy objectives, ageing in place and continuum of care, health and social care integration is considered as an essential and significant move in Hong Kong. This presentation will start with a brief introduction on welfare regime, followed by presenting three health and social care integration initiatives, namely private-public partnership scheme, WeRISE stroke family empowerment project, and dementia community support scheme. Reflections on best practices and challenges of health and social care integration in the Hong Kong context would be shared.


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