Hot word: Vir­tual nurs­ing home

China Daily - - COMMENT -

Cheng­guan district in Lanzhou, Gansu prov­ince, has launched a new type of home care ser­vice for the el­derly called "vir­tual nurs­ing homes".

Un­like tra­di­tional nurs­ing homes, the vir­tual nurs­ing homes do not pro­vide beds but only home care ser­vices such as clean­ing and cook­ing for se­nior cit­i­zens. When el­derly res­i­dents call the ser­vice hot­line, op­er­a­tors can see their lo­ca­tion and ar­range for ser­vice staff to go to their homes and pro­vide the ser­vices they need.

Ac­cord­ing to the di­rec­tor of Cheng­guan district vir­tual nurs­ing home, all res­i­dents in the district above the age of 65 can regis­ter in their lo­cal com­mu­ni­ties to join the vir­tual nurs­ing home and en­joy stan­dard­ized and pro­fes­sional home care ser­vices in a con­ve­nient way.

The in­ter­na­tional stan­dard for an ag­ing so­ci­ety is one in which peo­ple above the age of 60 ac­count for 10 per­cent of the re­gion's over­all pop­u­la­tion. At present there are 200,000 res­i­dents aged 60 or above in Cheng­guan district, which ac­count for 20 per­cent of the over­all pop­u­la­tion.

Lanzhou was iden­ti­fied as a pi­lot city for the com­pre­hen­sive re­form of the na­tional old-age care ser­vices in 2017.

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