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Full coverage of community home-based care for the aged will be realized by 2020

It was known yesterday from the Municipal Civil Affairs Bureau that Dalian is to construct 51 community home care service centers and the full coverage of community home-based care for the aged will be realized by 2020.


By the end of 2016, the population of the old over 60 years old will reach 1.43 million, accounting for 24% of the total population. In May 2016, Mayor Xiao Shengfeng came to Linhai Community in Kui Ying Street of Zhongshan District and declared the project of home-based care for the aged which is most concerned by the mass people. In the following a half year, Xiao Shengfeng came to Linhai Community many times to communicate with the old people, learn about their expectations, and create a new model for home-based care for the aged together with Zhongshan District government and the street. The Notification on the Implementation Plan for Promoting the  Home-based Care for the Aged was issued on February 17, 2017. In 2017, 51 community home care service centers in 42 streets of the 5 urban districts and the pilot zones in districts, cities and counties will be constructed by duplicating the model of Linhai Community with all the centers covering 3 prerequisite projects and 4 basic projects. The 3 prerequisite projects include community canteens, contract doctors and cultural and entertainment centers and the 4 basic projects include information platform, daily care, sports and domestic services. The 7 expansion projects include volunteer service, financial payment service, collective tourism service, neighborhood watch service, trusteeship of financial affairs, shopping service and sunset studio. The community home care service centers should be located in the buildings below the third floor with over 300 square meters and the area for community canteen should be over 100 square meters. By the end of September, all the districts should have finished project site selection, construction and operation. The verification and acceptance of the completion of the first batch will be conducted by Nov. From 2018 to 2020, 623 centers throughout of Dalian are to be constructed at the percentage of 30%, 30% and 40% by duplicating the model of Linhai Communicity.


The municipal finance will give the qualified home-based care centers subsidy at 50 percentage according to their operation situation with a maximum of 100000 yuan. Besides, the home-based care centers will also enjoy preferential policies for the charges of water, electricity, gas, etc..