Facing dramatic growth in its elderly population, Shanghai, China’s economic center, has strategically exercised decentralized policy-making power to develop community-based service centers for the elderly. A growing number of elders have been using such services, particular dining services, since 2007. We discuss the evolution in community-based eldercare services in Shanghai, using dining services as an example. We also compare these service centers in Shanghai to multipurpose senior centers in the United States to offer policy recommendations for Shanghai and China’s growing eldercare industry. Tailored policy recommendations are discussed.
- community-based long-term care
- health care reform
- health care system
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Life-span and Life-course Studies