The Enlightenment of Long Term Care Service in Developed Countries to China: Take Germany and Singapore as an Example

Zhihui LI, Ke SHANG


 With the countries all over the world have gradually entered the era of aging, due to the development of medical technology, there are a growing number of elderly people, this large group is object that needs our attention. The care service for the elderly, especially the aged, has been a difficult problem for our country. Early entered into the aging society in western developed countries , they have accumulated more experience in coping with the problem of aging, the same is also true for the construction of long-term care service system for the elderly. In this paper, we chose the Germany and Singapore two developed countries as an example, through analysis and compared with their advantages and disadvantages in elderly long-term care practice, we sum up some experience, which is in to a reference to the development of undertakings for the aged in China.


Aging; Long-term care; Germany; Singapore; Reference

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