• Karakters_5_samenwerking

    Samenwerking | 合作

  • Karakters2_werelden verbinden

    Werelden verbinden | 国际接轨

  • Karakters3_uitwisseling

    Uitwisseling | 交流

  • Karakters_4_kennis

    Kennis | 知识

  • Karakters_6_ontwikkeling

    Ontwikkelingen | 发展

  • Karakters_1_samenwerking

    Samenwerking | 合作

Empty-nest elders have considerable needs for daily living, health care, and social support in China. The growing need for care of an aging population requires to be met through adequate policy decision making by government. To explore care needs of Chinese empty-nest elderly people and to provide reference information for relevant authorities in making care-supporting policies. A descriptive qualitative study design was adopted. Twenty-five senior citizens in urban communities who were not living with their children were recruited from three communities in different districts of Beijing. In-depth interviews with a semi-structured questionnaire were used to collect data. A qualitative content analysis method was used to analyze data. A major care need by the empty-nest elderly was home-based care. In view of their physical condition, need of support and their own security problems, they would like to have aging-in-place, home-based care by housemaid employment, or have institutionalized care in the future. However, they had some concerns about institutionalized care.
 
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