City Announces Plans to Build City Level Nursing Facility for the Elderly
The city municipal public works bureau announced that the city will be start work on its first large scale city level nursing home for its elderly that will offer its senior citizens around 8,000 beds once its completed in 2015.
Currently the city is home to more than 165,000 senior residents older than 60 with 6,000 of them are in need of special care in facilities. So far there are 31 senior care facilities for the elderly in the city that are offering 5,194 beds falling short of the ever growing demand.
Based on the city’s 12th Five year plan stated that the city will be offering its senior another 8,000 beds in nursing facilities by 2015. The city level nursing home will cover 10,000 square meters in Longzhu area with a construction area of more than 39,000 square meters at a cost of 191 million yuan and will have three buildings that will be links by elevated crosswalks.
The new nursing home will prioritize senior citizens with low incomes, or those living alone and are of advanced age that needs assistance.