Nursing home for seniors who lost only child
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.