Xinzhongjie elderly care service station opens

2018-10-17 11:35 千龙网

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An elderly care service station is inaugurated at Xinzhongjie Community of Dongzhimen Subdistrict of Dongcheng District of Beijing on October 16, 2018. [Photo by E Xiaoying/Qianlong]

An elderly care service station was inaugurated and put into official operation at Xinzhongjie Community of Dongzhimen Subdistrict of Dongcheng District of Beijing on October 16, 2018. On that morning, Dongzhimen Subdistrict also launched elder-respecting theme activities at the station to greet the upcoming Double Ninth Festival on October 17.

The station has four floors, including the intelligent command center of managing service information and function areas of self-service physiotherapy, haircutting, pedicure, chess and card rooms on the first floor, health guidance, chronic disease management and rehabilitation training areas on the second floor, living function and leisure and entertainment areas for daytime care, laundry and bathing, watching movies and reading on the third floor, and a multi-function hall for daily performances and small group entertainment projects on the fourth floor.

As one of the most important functions of the station, the daytime care function was launched during the trial operation of the station, and it has been widely welcomed and recognized by the elderly in surrounding areas. The daytime care and bathing functions have facilitated elders’ life and eased the bathing problem of the semi-self-care elders and those who are cared in the daytime and live in the cottage area to some extent.

Grandma Wang, an 83-year-old resident of Xinzhongjie Community, is a “frequent guest” of daytime care at the station for her children are not at home. “All staff members of the station are warm and caring. They take good care of me whenever I walk, wash or go to the bathroom,” said Wang, who often has a massage, watch movies or play cards with neighbors at the station.

In addition to the daytime care function, the station also opened a physical examination room, where elders can do a self-service physical examination and then professional physicians assess their health and provide a customized fitness regimen. The rehabilitation training area here also offers physical training, homework training, speech training and cognitive behavior training for the elderly in need.

It is learned that the station was built from an office building of Dongzhimen Subdistrict, and the construction of the station began in October, 2017 after the subdistrict had vacated the 2,200-square-meter office building. Before the construction, the subdistrict and community conducted a large number of investigations so as to plan the functions and services of the station based on the needs of the elderly.

The construction of the station is Dongzhimen Subdistrict’s first attempt in building a comprehensive home-based elderly care complex and upgrading its home-based elderly care service work.

An elder has a pedicure at the elderly care service station at Xinzhongjie Community of Dongzhimen Subdistrict of Dongcheng District of Beijing on October 16, 2018. [Photo by E Xiaoying/Qianlong]

An elder sees a doctor at the elderly care service station at Xinzhongjie Community of Dongzhimen Subdistrict of Dongcheng District of Beijing on October 16, 2018. [Photo by E Xiaoying/Qianlong]

A traditional Chinese medicine pharmacy is seen at the elderly care service station at Xinzhongjie Community of Dongzhimen Subdistrict of Dongcheng District of Beijing on October 16, 2018. [Photo by E Xiaoying/Qianlong]

Elders attend a paper-cutting class at the elderly care service station at Xinzhongjie Community of Dongzhimen Subdistrict of Dongcheng District of Beijing on October 16, 2018. [Photo by E Xiaoying/Qianlong]

An elder has a massage at the elderly care service station at Xinzhongjie Community of Dongzhimen Subdistrict of Dongcheng District of Beijing on October 16, 2018. [Photo by E Xiaoying/Qianlong]

Elders play a jigsaw puzzle at the elderly care service station at Xinzhongjie Community of Dongzhimen Subdistrict of Dongcheng District of Beijing on October 16, 2018. [Photo by E Xiaoying/Qianlong]

责任编辑:Ai Ting(QN0043)

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