Written and Images by 編編 @ Humming Publishing
Translated by Wendy Yiu
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In Hong Kong, homes for the elderly may be the heaven closest to hell.
The air is still filled with strong smell of urine in the lobby, the dull faces under the pale light with TV on plus a rigid 7/24 routine; if this happened in your last stage of life, who would live a long life?
Dignity is lost with old age. We often see that the elderly might be mistreated or abused. How to maintain a happy life at an old age?
Publisher: Humming Publishing
Author 殷琦 documents the daily life of elderly care homes from the perspective of frontline elderly service workers, and interviews residents, social workers, and founders of elderly social enterprises to explore more possibilities for elderly care and rethink the rights and of the elderly.