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Schermafdruk 2017 01 23 23.57.38China is aging. In 2014, 15.5% of the country's population was 60 or over. That number is projected to reach 17.5% in 2020. To help its senior citizens live better lives and reduce the burden on traditional nursing homes struggling to meet demand, Beijing is leading an initiative to bring quality care to private homes and whole neighborhoods. A community-based senior care center serves the elderly in a certain neighborhood, offering daytime care, recreation, meals, medical care, assisted showering, psychological counseling and access to fitness equipment, among other amenities. It's called "post-house" because seniors either stay there during the day or for a period often shorter than 15 days. Unlike traditional nursing homes, users can also access its services from the comfort of their own homes. Mr. Ding, 85, has been bedridden for years. Since September last year, Wang Yuhua, a personal nurse from his neighborhood's nursing home, has been taking care of him. "He was always depressed when I first came, and he didn't like to talk at all. Now when I sing a song, he would follow my lead and belt it out," Wang said. To ensure a high quality of care, new technology also plays . . . . . read more


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