General Secretarys Concern about the Peoples Surroundings

 General Secretarys Concern about the Peoples Surroundings

Respecting the old and respecting the virtuous are the traditional virtues of the Chinese nation. How to improve the service quality of nursing homes, so that millions of elderly people can have a happy and happy old age, always let the Central Committee of the Party, Nianzi.

Recently, Xinhua News Agency reporters visited nursing homes in Zhejiang, Jiangsu, Gansu and other places, and felt the gratifying changes brought about by the substantial improvement of infrastructure and service quality to the lives of the elderly. Intelligent application and the participation of social forces made them feel better and happier.

Ye Zhongdas Fishing Life

In the early autumn evening, at the foot of Qingyuan County, Lishui City, Zhejiang Province, the running water is murmuring. In Kangxin Home, a nursing home surrounded by green mountains and waters, reporters met the leisurely 79-year-old Ye Zhongda.

After his retirement, Ye Zhongda has been living in the old peoples home of Pingdu Center in Jushui Village, Qingyuan County. In August 2016, the local area was hit by typhoon Sangmei. In November of that year, in order to improve the quality of life of the elderly in their later years, 42 poor elderly people in the Pingdu Center Home for the Elderly were all relocated to the newly-built private Home for the Elderly in Qingyuan County.

Its been three years since I moved to a new home for the aged. The conditions here are better. Every room has air conditioning and washing machine. Every meal has three dishes and one soup. Ye Zhongda, 79, said that he was satisfied with his life. When I am free, I go fishing in the ditch at the gate.

Lishui, with its unique natural landscape, formulates fine service standards and emphasizes humanistic feelings in the development of pension and welfare undertakings.

In Yifu Home in Lishui City, two hundred-year camphor trees shelter the apartment for the elderly. There are reading rooms, calligraphy rooms and nursing rehabilitation rooms for the elderly. Old people can enjoy the regular services of medical staff, eat the fruits and vegetables they grow on the farm, and publish their own poems on the public number of nursing homes.

Jiang Lanfang, Dean of Yifu Home, said, All we have done is to enable the elderly to live with disease and aging in a more stable and peaceful state.

In order to implement the important directive spirit of General Secretary Xi Jinping on improving the service quality of nursing homes, the Ministry of Civil Affairs, together with relevant departments, launched a national special action on the construction of service quality of nursing homes in 2017, and accelerated the construction of standardization of pension services and credit supervision system.

As of August 10, more than 11,000 pension institutions have met the national standard of Basic Standards for Service Quality of Old-age Institutions.

Jing Rongyuns Nostalgic Films

Go upstairs to the movies! At 1:30 p.m. every day, Jing Rongyun, who lives in Guli Respecting Home in Jiangning District, Nanjing City, Jiangsu Province, gets up on time and excitedly greets his old companion who likes watching movies from one room to another, and goes to the activity room on the second floor to watch movies together.

In the activity room, the modern projection equipment is playing the movie Wisdom Wins the Tiger Mountain. The brand-new vertical air-conditioning is on. More than 20 old people are watching the movie attentively and drinking mung bean soup, which is very pleasant.

Everyone is very happy to watch the old movies and recall the past together. Jing Rongyun, 76, has lived in Guli Home for the Elderly for 14 years. He is excited to recall the changes of living conditions in the Home for the Elderly in the past ten years.

The reporter went into LaoJings room and saw air conditioning, nursing beds, emergency call system and other facilities.

In order to prevent the elderly from falling, the cement floor in the nursing home was covered with plastic, and the corridor was equipped with handrails. Disabled elderly people have customized rooms, indoor bathrooms and beds are specially renovated to facilitate the lives of elderly people in wheelchairs. Some old people have inconvenience in legs and feet. They can also take the elevator upstairs and downstairs.

Its hard to imagine that this is a rural home for the aged. Guli Home for the Elderly was built in the 1990s. In 2018, Guli Street invested more than 10 million yuan. According to the principles of security, standardization, informatization and aging, Guli Home for the Elderly was renovated and upgraded.

According to statistics, by the end of 2018, there will be 163,800 pension institutions and facilities in China, 7463,000 old-age service beds, and community old-age service facilities will cover all urban communities and more than 50% of rural communities. Reporters in many nursing homes see that with the significant improvement of infrastructure and function, the sense of happiness and acquisition of the elderly has gradually increased.

Zhu Leishus Intelligent New Life

Zhu Leishu, a 86-year-old Lanzhou citizen, is very old and physically old. Every time her children go out, they are most concerned about her living alone in an accident. In June this year, the staff of the virtual nursing home in Chengguan District visited and installed the three sets of intelligent old-age care in her home. This newly developed old-related product saved Zhu Leishus children a lot of hearts.

In front of Zhu Leishus TV set, there is a cup-shaped voice alarm, next to which is a video communication device similar to a tablet computer. As long as Zhu Leishu shouts Help, the voice alarm will automatically identify, and the alarm information will then be transmitted to the virtual nursing home hotline center in Chengguan District and her childrens mobile phones.

When people get old, they always worry about what they can do if their children are not in front of them? Zhu Leishu said that after registering in a virtual nursing home, he can not only eat in a fixed restaurant, but also enjoy a solitary life at home. In the past, raising children and preventing old age, now wise old-age care makes me and my family very comfortable.

The virtual nursing home in Chengguan District, which was built in 2009, is led by the government, joined by enterprises, market operation and social participation. The elderly call the hotline to explain the service demand, and the nearby joined enterprises will send corresponding services. Up to now, 121,200 elderly people have been registered and admitted to hospitals in the whole region, and the total number of services has reached 12.89 million.

Reporters in the virtual nursing home in Chengguan District see that here is like the central brain of urban wisdom for the aged: the hotlines of customer service centers fluctuate one after another, the electronic screen in the hall shows the map of the distribution of services under the city line in real time, the service volume also has real-time statistics, and the corner of the corridor shows intelligent equipment planned to be put into the household everywhere.

On the eve of the Spring Festival in 2013, General Secretary Xi Jinping came here to learn more about the operation of the virtual home for the aged. President Qin Tiantian said that since General Secretary Xi Jinpings inspection, virtual nursing homes have not only entered the era of intelligent old-age care, but also built 16 community medical care integration service centers, extending the old service projects to more than 150 services in four categories: life care, medical care, spiritual consolation and emergency assistance.

Ministry of Finance and other departments issued a notice that from June 1 this year to the end of 2025, income from providing community pension and other related services will be exempted from VAT and reduced by 90% to six charges such as income tax payable income. These measures are vigorous and widely beneficiaries, and are expected to further stimulate the vitality of the pension market. (Reporters He Lingling, Shangyi Ying, Luo Zhengguang, Yu Ying, Lu Huadong, Liang Jun)