Efforts urged to improve elder care

BEIIJNG: Premier Li Qiang underlined on Wednesday the need to offer higher-standard elder care and healthcare services to boost people’s quality of life.
Speaking during a fact-finding trip to Haikou, Hainan province, Li emphasized the importance of putting in place a national strategy of proactively responding to the aging society and strengthening services in elder care.
Noting that home-based care for senior residents remains the principal form of elder care in China, Li called for proactive efforts to explore a greater role of community services for the elderly to offer them quality access to food and healthcare.
–The Daily Mail-China Daily news exchange item