CHINA Happy nursing home on 4,000 meter-high mountain


Happy nursing home on 4,000 meter-high mountain

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13:25, March 16, 2021

Photo taken on March 14, 2021 shows the elderly at a nursing home in Zhidoi County of Yushu Tibetan Autonomous Prefecture, Northwest China's Qinghai Province. Massive rebuilding efforts have reshaped Yushu, 11 years after an earthquake hit the prefecture. Four government-funded homes for the elderly and one welfare home were built in Zhidoi County. (Photos: Xinhua)

Xingfu ("happy" in English) Nursing Home in Zhidoi County, Yushu Tibetan Autonomous Prefecture is one of the high-altitude nursing homes in Qinghai Province.

In the reconstruction of earthquake-ravaged Yushu, China built four nursing homes and one comprehensive social welfare home, with a total of 530 beds.

The local government has increased their fiscal input in developing elderly care services in recent years, aiming to innovate models for taking care of the elderly.

As of March 15, 2021, Zhidoi County has fully covered concentrated care services catering to elderly people in extreme poverty.

(Source: Xinhua, edited by Xu Zheqi and Wang Jing)

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