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Medical Spending for Elderly Exceeds 40 pct of State Health-insurance’s Medical Expenses in 2018

Medical Spending for Elderly Exceeds 40 pct of State Health-insurance’s Medical Expenses in 2018

SEOUL, May 26 (Korea Bizwire) — Medical spending for the elderly people covered by South Korea’s state health insurance program surpassed 40 percent of its total medical outlay in 2018, data showed Sunday. The steady rise of medical and healthcare costs for elderly people came as South Korea’s population is rapidly aging, with the portion [...]

Tech Savvy Silver Generation, a Smart Health Products as a New Year’s Gift

Tech Savvy Silver Generation, a Smart Health Products as a New Year’s Gift

SEOUL, Jan. 28 (Korea Bizwire) — As an increasing number of people in their 60s and 70s are becoming familiar with mobile and smart devices, a growing number are turning to digital health products for Lunar New Year’s gifts. Auction, an open market, reported on Sunday that sales of a product that can be connected [...]

Abuse of the Elderly Mostly Committed by Family Member

Abuse of the Elderly Mostly Committed by Family Member

SEOUL, June 14 (Korea Bizwire) – Seven out of 10 people who abused elderly people were family members last year while the number of such cases increased, according to a survey revealed Wednesday by the welfare ministry. Out of 12,009 reported cases in 2016, 4,280 were confirmed by judiciary institutions as elder abuse, up 12.1 percent from a year earlier, according to the report. The victims were [...]