A nursing home, convalescent home, care home or rest home provides a type of care residents it is a place of residence for people who require constant nursing care and have significant deficiencies with activities of daily life. Residents include the elderly adults with physical or mental disabilities. Eligible adults, aged 18 or older,
can stay in a skilled nursing facility to receive physical, occupational, and other rehabilitative therapies following an accident or illness.
Services provided in nursing homes include services from nurses, nursing aides and assistants; physical, occupational and speech therapists; social workers and recreational assistants; and room and board.
Nursing Homes in China
China will face a dramatic transition from a young to an aged society in the coming 30 to 40 years. In 2000, there were 88,110,000 people aged 65 years and older, which represented 7% of the population. This percentage is projected to increase to 23% in 2050. Regarding health and long-term care for older adults, the current challenge is to build a comprehensive system of care for older adults. Nursing home care is an inevitable care model for frail old adults in China, which is largely sponsored by the government of China with contributions from some nongovernment organizations and private investors.