Status Quo, Problems and Countermeasure Research of Home-Based Care Service Market in China—A Case Study of Sichuan Province


This paper makes a case study of Sichuan Province where a large number of aging population lives. By the social investigation method, 350 aged community people are interviewed to discuss the conflict between supply and demand in the current home-based care service market and the problems arising out of the market-oriented operation. In addition, this paper brings about specific countermeasures and recommendations, with a view to give full play to the role of market- oriented mechanism in optimized allocation of resources, and to inspire participancy of various forces into home-based care service market, thus diversifying the home-based care service providers and provision modes in China, and greatly improving the QOL (quality of life) of the elderly.

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Lu, J. (2015) Status Quo, Problems and Countermeasure Research of Home-Based Care Service Market in China—A Case Study of Sichuan Province. Open Journal of Social Sciences, 3, 150-156. doi: 10.4236/jss.2015.311020.

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