Statistics tell us that China has 153 million people now over 60 and around 20% of them are in need of long term care services.  That is over 30 million people.

That demographic, coupled with the fact that a growing number of Chinese children choose not to live with their parents after marriage, puts more people dependent on the government for support.

Development of home care services is a critical element in the country’s plan for addressing this issue.  But they also will need to depend on local not-for-profit organizations such as the Hetong Chartable Foundation for the Aged.  This article at Xinhuanet.com provides insight into the challenges and solutions being sought to address this enormous demand.

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