China releases regulation to improve elderly care services
The State Council General Office has released a regulation on Apr 16 to improve elderly care services and meet the multilevel and diverse needs of the aged.
The regulation, with six sections and 28 measures, stressed the need to establish a supervision system on elderly care services, deepen reform of public-funded elderly care organs, and improve precise investment by the government.
The regulation requires the extending of channels for investing and financing, and achieving expanding employment and entrepreneurship.
A system will be formed to recognize the skill of caregivers and provide them with more education and training opportunities, it said.
It also demanded the protection of the elderly rights and interests, while dealing with illegal fund-raising in the elderly care sector.
Efforts should be made to advance high-quality elderly care and improve elderly care facilities, it added.