CHINA Elderly-friendly center in Shanghai creates novel plans to cope with the aging population

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Elderly-friendly center in Shanghai creates novel plans to cope with the aging population

By Tian Hong | People's Daily app

14:35, February 22, 2019

Shanghai’s Changning District will formally provide the aging population novel care facilities featuring a 15-minute service response time and multiple elderly-friendly functions, according to the latest development plan the local government issued to upgrade the elderly-care industry.

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The intelligent aged-caring platform helps the elderly get direct access to professional medical associations for health, food, and activity issues. (Photo: Tian Hong/People's Daily)

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An old couple wait to take their blood pressure at a local care station.

Changning has 205,000 people older than 60 years old, accounting for 35.5 percent of Changning’s total population.

Accommodation and nursing services for the elderly fall short of the booming demand, especially in dilapidated communities in central Shanghai. 

The new facilities are set to benefit multiple aging communities through precisely-targeted care centers, including activity centers for groups and neighbor-mutual-help centers for families whose children live far away.

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This pilot center offers beds for disabled elderly people.

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Elderly people at the Changxin neighbor-mutual-help center celebrate the Chinese Lantern Festival.

The government has set up a pilot nursing center of this kind in the Hongqiao Community covering 3,072 square kilometers.

The center serves multiple functions ranging from day care and basic nursing to lifestyle services for the elderly.

(Compiled by Bai Yuanqi)

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