Main Organiser

Julius Centre University of Malaya

Co-organiser

Department of Social and Preventive Medicine, Faculty of Medicine, University of Malay

Supported by

University of Malaya

MEDICAL AND WELFARE SERVICES WHICH COPE WITH SENILE STATE AT HOUSING COMPLEX IN SHANGHAI, CHINA

Author

Piao Meiyu

Institution

Utsunomiya University, Japan

Abstract

Objectives: In China, there is a unit of the housing complex called “SHEQU”. Within the “SHEQU”, “Aged activity room” and “Welfare healthcare center” are established. Such systems to look after aged persons are start emerging. It is very important to apply those systems to construct framework that support medical and welfare.

Methods: Based on the results of the survey, which was conducted at “SHEQU” in Shanghai PuDong New Area in November, 2011, we would study a mechanism of supporting the aged life style in the future.

Results: Equipment’s for “Aged activity room” can be different for each of them, however basically they have a room for recreation and chatting. Some “SHEQU” even have restaurant in “Aged activity room”. At “Welfare healthcare center”, manometer or other medical equipment’s are available for free to the aged. In very few “SHEQU”, doctors from local hospitals take turn and examine patients. Also, it is free to check with the doctor.

Conclusion: It is highly necessary for “SHEQU” to provide medical and welfare service in the situation that the aged range of life is getting narrower. At the same time, it is required to build a system that the aged can use medical and welfare service without constraint.