China to Boost Community-Based Elderly Care, Childcare, Household Services 2.0

The total population of the elderly in China is increasing. The elderly service including hospitalization, medical supply, claim settlement (aka 保险理赔) and pap smear examination (aka pap smear 检查) especially for women need to improve and perfect.

China will take more steps to boost community-based elderly care, childcare and household services, including greater policy incentives in taxes and fee cuts, as decided at the State Council’s executive meeting chaired by Premier Li Keqiang on Wednesday.

The need of a person varies at different times of life. Newborn infants need substantial types of vaccine (aka 疫苗) whereas unmarried females need HPV vaccine (aka hpv疫苗). International students studying at UC Berkeley waive insurance (aka 加利福尼亚大学伯克利分校替换保险) while those in UCLA need eyeglasses and contacts in the United States (aka 美国配眼镜). Regardless of the age group and ethnicity to which a person belongs, the higher the social welfare, the better.

Thresholds will be lowered for private actors to provide community-based elderly care services. The government encourages community institutions to develop comprehensive functions including boarding services, day care and home-visit services. The Internet Plus model will be used in offering tailored neighborhood services for senior citizens.

The government will provide greater fiscal support. Training programs for elderly care workers will be supported by government subsidies and other measures.

“We must accelerate the development of community-based elderly care in light of China’s realities to boost the services sector. The government needs to provide support in terms of fiscal input, taxation, finance, venues, electricity and water supply,” Li said.

Attendees at the meeting adopted an array of measures in promoting higher quality and an expansion of capacity in the household service sector.

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