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Nearly Half of all S. Korean with Disabilities Over 65: Report

Nearly Half of all S. Korean with Disabilities Over 65: Report

SEOUL, Apr. 17 (Korea Bizwire) — Nearly half of all South Koreans who are registered as having disabilities are over 65, with numbers steadily rising in recent years, a government report showed Wednesday. The annual disabilities report compiled by the Ministry of Health and Welfare showed that as of last year, 2.59 million people, or [...]

Growing Depression Among S. Koreans in Their 50s and 60s as Society Ages

Growing Depression Among S. Koreans in Their 50s and 60s as Society Ages

SEOUL, Mar. 25 (Korea Bizwire) — South Koreans’ perception of “well-being” improved slightly last year, but things were different for those in their 50s and 60s. Those excluded from the labor market and the community were more depressed than other age groups, and their satisfaction with life itself and income levels was also lower. As [...]

Seniors in Bottom 20 pct Income Group to Get More Basic Pension from April

Seniors in Bottom 20 pct Income Group to Get More Basic Pension from April

SEOUL, Mar. 19 (Korea Bizwire) — Senior citizens whose monthly earnings are in the lowest 20 percent range will be eligible for increased basic pension starting next month, the government said Tuesday. The Ministry of Health and Welfare said about 1.5 million people aged 65 or older will be eligible to receive 300,000 won (US$265) [...]

S. Korea Develops Touch Care Technology to Assist Daily Lives of Seniors

S. Korea Develops Touch Care Technology to Assist Daily Lives of Seniors

DAEJEON, Feb. 15 (Korea Bizwire) — The Electronics and Telecommunications Research Institute (ETRI) has developed Touch Care technology that uses human body communications technology to detect the movement of a person when he or she makes contact with a certain object. Touch Care comes in the form of wristbands or touch tags that can easily [...]

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 [...]

S. Korea Launches Community Care Program for Vulnerable Groups

S. Korea Launches Community Care Program for Vulnerable Groups

SEOUL, Jan. 11 (Korea Bizwire) — The Ministry of Health and Welfare announced on Thursday that it will launch so-called Community Care projects in local communities for seniors, persons with disabilities, persons with mental illness, and homeless people over the next two years, led by eight local authorities. The government’s new Community Care initiative refers [...]

S. Korea to Expand Caregiving to Seniors in Their Homes

S. Korea to Expand Caregiving to Seniors in Their Homes

SEOUL, Nov. 20 (Korea Bizwire) — The government on Tuesday announced a blueprint that centers on providing better treatment and caregiving to seniors in their homes amid a rapidly aging population. Under the “Community Care” policy spearheaded by the Ministry of Health and Welfare, the government will establish a working system by 2025 so that [...]