The study on the provision of elderly services amid coronavirus pandemic
Research by the Asia-Pacific Institute of Ageing Studies of Lingnan University finds that the COVID-19 outbreak severely affected all kinds of services for the elderly at varying levels. Nearly 70 per cent of respondents working at service centres for the elderly said that “drop-in service” (69.8%) and “social and recreational services” (68.5%) were completely suspended. Additionally, respondents observed that service users had suffered from “lack of social activity” (over 90%) and from “increase of loneliness” (over 70%).
Chan, D., & Tang, V. (2020). The study on the provision of elderly services amid coronavirus pandemic. [Survey]. Hong Kong: Lingnan University.