Nurs­ing home for se­niors who lost only child

China Daily (Canada) - - FRONT PAGE -

Bei­jing will cre­ate a spe­cial nurs­ing home to care for se­nior cit­i­zens who lost their only child and will pro­vide ser­vices for them that re­searchers said should take their emo­tional feel­ings into con­sid­er­a­tion.

The No 5 Wel­fare Nurs­ing Home was cho­sen as a pi­lot pro­ject to re­ceive se­niors who be­come child­less af­ter their only child died be­cause of dis­ease or ac­ci­dent, the Bei­jing Civil Af­fairs Bureau said.

The bureau and other de­part­ments have con­sulted ex­perts and re­searchers for in­for­ma­tion on the liv­ing con­di­tions and ser­vices the spe­cial se­niors group will re­quire, ac­cord­ing to a Bei­jing Times’ re­port.

The No 5 Home, a high-end nurs­ing home founded in 1999, has 450 beds and can pro­vide din­ing, health and en­ter­tain­ment ser­vices. Cur­rent res­i­dents won’t be dis­placed.

Of­fi­cial sta­tis­tics show that in 2013, the latest year for which fig­ures are avail­able, 8,781 se­niors in Bei­jing lost their only child.

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