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China’s Seniors Could Use the Expertise of the Geriatric Care Managers in Carlsbad
In recent years, the United States has seen the development of a new kind of professional: geriatric care managers. In Carlsbad and across the county, these experts spend their careers helping seniors become and remain comfortable throughout some of their most difficult years. In China, the typical situation of seniors is unfortunately much less pleasant. Many elderly Chinese face substandard living conditions and deep poverty, a heartbreaking final act for a long and fruitful life.
Chinese culture places great value on the family unit, and historically it has always been assumed that aging parents would live with their adult children. But the increasingly busy pace of modern life has made that situation impossible for many Chinese families in the “sandwich generation” predicament. With more members of the family working full-time, seniors who have trouble with daily living tasks can’t spend the day at home without some extra help.
Low Quality Long Term Facilities
Partly because senior care in the past has been so family-centered, the state of nursing homes in China is very underdeveloped. While only a small percentage of seniors, those “orphaned” without a family to support them, lived in these facilities in the past, many more are now discovering that they have little choice but to move into a nursing home. It is truly discouraging to learn about the poor living conditions that these seniors experience every day.
For the sake of these Chinese seniors, we can only hope that the structure of geriatric care will quickly develop into a powerful tool for them. We are very blessed to have fantastic options for care management in San Diego County, whether your specific need is daily care at home or a transition to a high quality nursing home. With the resources at your family’s fingertips, there is no reason for your aging loved one to have anything but a comfortable, enjoyable life!