In this March, the Announcement about the Special Project of Improving Services in Elderly Homes was jointly issued by six governmental departments including the Ministry of Civil Affairs and the Office of National Committee on Aging. The Announcement requires, up to the end of 2017, over half of the nation’s elderly homes to provide medical & health services in variable ways for the elderly living there, and at the same time, to hire rehabilitation therapists to help the aged use fitness equipment and rehab and assistive devices. In addition, elderly homes should apply non-drug interventions to help the elder patients recover from dementia. As a matter of fact, the country is seeing an increasing number of senior citizens and aged persons with disabilities along with an aging population. Thus, there is a rising demand for health and elderly care services, which also leaves the industries of medical equipment and rehab and assistive devices a large market place.
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