Feb 26, 2015

Elder care givers take on surge in demand

by Sawako Obara

Elder-to-elder nursing care is expanding in Japan due to the aging of care workers. The ratio of elderly workers is rapidly rising in the nursing care sector because young people are unwilling to take on the tough, low-paying work. While care services, including bathing ...

Feb 18, 2015

Nursing care compensation plan

The government should consider overhauling the nursing care insurance system to ensure stable services for the elderly and to rationalize the system's overall operation.

Feb 18, 2015

Scores of elderly restrained in Tokyo retirement homes

Scores of elderly people living in retirement homes in Tokyo have been routinely tied to their beds or locked in their rooms, officials said on Wednesday. A Tokyo authority has ordered a care provider to stop the abuse of elderly people in three separate ...

Feb 6, 2015

Protecting the elderly from fraud

The number of cases of the "it's me" scheme to swindle senior citizens out of their savings is soaring of late as swindlers devise new ways to avoid the police crackdowns.

Jan 14, 2015

Risky nursing care cutbacks

The government should carefully monitor the nursing care industry to ensure that budgetary cutbacks do not reduce quality of their services.

Dec 16, 2014

Dutch debut 'intelligent bicycle' that warns of danger

The Netherlands on Monday launched its first-ever “intelligent bicycle,” fitted with an array of electronic devices to help bring down the high accident rate among elderly cyclists in the bicycle-mad country. Developed for the government by the Netherlands Organisation for Applied Scientific Research (TNO), ...