Nguyen Thi M (not her real name) made the difficult decision to take her mother to a Hanoi nursing home five months ago.
A couple in the southern province of Binh Duong use their hotel as the accommodation for nearly 40 orphans and two lonely elderly people.
The Health Ministry has instructed hospitals under its control and specialised clinics to establish gerontology faculties with a view to improving health care services for elderly people.
Nearly 3,000 elderly people set a Vietnam record when they joined in a mass taiji (tai chi) performance at a competition in Ho Chi Minh City on May 20.
Deputy Prime Minister Vu Duc Dam urged relevant ministries and agencies to take measures to raise health and social insurance coverage for the elderly to the country’s average.
Localities, agencies and organisations are working together to help disadvantaged people, needy workers and state policy beneficiaries enjoy a warm traditional Lunar New Year (Tet) festival.
As many as 32,500 old and retired people across the nation received free health check-ups, medicine and gifts thanks to a campaign calling for more efforts in caring the health of the elderly, which began on August 3.
HCM City's Population and Family Planning Division will focus on programmes for elderly people's welfare in the year to come.
An ageing population and care for the elderly were discussed at a conference in Hanoi on November 19.
(VOV) - Rapid population aging is posing a big challenge to Vietnam’s social security system, especially when Vietnamese people’s incomes remain low and medical services have yet to meet the elderly’s needs.
Vietnamese health experts have updated their rehabilitation knowledge by attending the 2013 Conference on Rehabilitation held in Singapore from February 27 to March 1.