We have completed the needs assessment in mid-March 2009 to mid-July 2009 on the nearby communities, such as Bibo, Shuiku and Yijing. The assessment showed that 96% of the community elderly indicated the need for Day Care Service. For example, needs of lectures account for the highest proportion (20%). Otherwise, needs of recreational activities (17%), interest (13%), domestic service(9%) , home medical treatment (7%) , rehabilitation training (6%), meals (5%), temporary care (4%), accompanied (3%), psychological counseling (3%), regular visits (3%), legal advice (3%), look after service (3%) , and 4% for other services.
As a result, we started to operate the Day Care Service in 2010, for providing services to the elderly who are able to take care of themselves, and encourage them to come out of their houses. Under the co-ordination of the Luohu District Civil Affairs Bureau, we have provided day care services such as day care, health rehabilitation, psychological counseling, culture and entertainment, the integration of medical and caring in the communities of Bibo, Lixin and Heping since 2013. As of now, we provided day care services to the elderly over 340000 person-time.