A Proposal for Improving Community-Based Aging Services in Beijing, China: Toward a Hybrid Model

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Identifier 2015_Yumeng_Li
Title A Proposal for Improving Community-Based Aging Services in Beijing, China: Toward a Hybrid Model
Creator Li, Yumeng
Subject Health Services for the Aged; Community Health Services; Cultural Characteristics; Beijing; China; Chronic Disease; Pensions; Health Care Economics and Organizations; Models, Organizational; Community-Institutional Relations; Senior Centers; Community Health Services; Social Welfare; Social Support; Population Dynamics; Homes for the Aged; Health Services Administration
Description China currently faces a rapidly growing elderly population with demographics shifting from a rural setting towards an urban setting. Chinese society must respond to the looming problem of an architecture under-prepared to meet the needs of this population. China currently relies on family-care and institutional care to support the elderly, both of which are ill-suited to currently meet those needs. Therefore, it is important to develop a social support system around these more traditional models of care to enable the elderly to retain independence. This paper examines a potential model for doing so in one city, Beijing, China. Salt Lake County provides a useful example of aging services in the United States. The Meals on Wheels program and Senior Centers in Salt Lake County offer a model that could be transformed for use in Beijing, China. By adapting these programs with the aim of long-term sustainability and reduced cost in mind, each could improve the ability of seniors in Beijing to maintain their independence and quality of life moving into the future.
Publisher Spencer S. Eccles Health Sciences Library, University of Utah
Date 2015
Language eng
Rights Management Copyright © Yumeng Li 2015
Holding Institution Spencer S. Eccles Health Sciences Library, University of Utah
Metadata Cataloger AMT
ARK ark:/87278/s6rz2j45
Setname ehsl_gerint
Date Created 2016-03-10
Date Modified 2016-06-15
ID 179535
Reference URL https://collections.lib.utah.edu/ark:/87278/s6rz2j45
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