Better services for our senior citizens
Jiading is using professional elderly care institutions to provide local seniors with nursing services at their homes from next month, particularly for those with mental health or mobility issues.
Such institutions are expected to offer more transparent, professional and tailored elderly care service to fulfill the special needs and requirements of senior citizens.
A test run of the new service will be launched at some local communities, such as Jiading Town Community, where local senior citizens will receive nursing, medical care, rehabilitation and spiritual comfort services.
Local residents aged 60 and above are eligible to apply after an assessment of their physical condition.
At present, Jiading Town Community has five daycare centers and it has been promoting the elderly care services there. Three of the centers are operated by third-party institutions.
Most elderly people are happy with the service as they enjoy dining, reading and traditional operas. They may also take a nap anytime they would like to.
Each senior citizen included in the scheme can book more than 40 homecare services and pays no more than 20 yuan (US$3.11) a day.
From next January, the homecare service will be linked to long-term care insurance. Insurers pay 10 percent of the service charge and the rest is covered by the insurance fund.
For disabled seniors, Jiading will provide a comprehensive solution that combines hospital treatment, nursing home rehabilitation and long-term home care.
The district also encourages social organizations and enterprises to provide home care services and operate nursing homes in communities.