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Home care or nursing home care?

chinadaily.com.cn | Updated: 2018-10-17 10:17

TedM (UK)

Traditionally filial piety in China dictated that children looked after the elderly in their family. In some countries like England, people in work have money deducted each month toward a pension provided by the government and there are systems of care available, with an elderly person contributing according to their wealth. However, even here there are difficulties finding the money to pay the costs of care. Private pensions and those provided by some companies by way of tax exemption are good if they can be afforded.

With the western systems there is the opportunity for children to abandon their parents and let the state take over.... which is not good.

An elderly woman has her hair trimmed at one of the new aged care centres in Beijing on Dec 1, 2016. [Photo/VCG]


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