China News Service, Hangzhou, October 9th (Zhang Yuhuan and Lei Yuer) "Here, we live together as a family, I am very relieved." Grandma Shen said, holding her youngest son's hand.
On the other side, a care worker is patiently and meticulously tidying up her eldest son's clothes, preparing to help him take a walk and exercise.
In September, the family of Grandpa Li and Grandma Shen moved into the Beijingyuan Comprehensive Service Center for the Elderly in Gongshu District, Hangzhou, becoming the first local family to enjoy the "Sunshine Annuity" family joint care service policy.
The two elderly people are nearly 80 years old, and the two sons who are born with first-degree intellectual disability and lack the ability to take care of themselves are also in their 50s.
On weekdays, the father went out to buy and cook, and the mother took care of the children's daily life at home for more than 40 years.
Now, as the husband and wife grow older, they gradually feel powerless to care work.
"Parents are always worried about who will take care of their children in the future. I used to think about this problem so much that I couldn't sleep at night." Grandma Shen admitted that the care of her two disabled sons has become her "heart disease".
Now, Grandma Shen can finally get a good night's sleep.
After moving into the institution, professional nurses took on the tasks of feeding meals and wiping themselves every day, providing round-the-clock care services for the two sons.
The reporter learned that the "Sunshine Nursing" policy issued by Gongshu District serves the "old, disabled and impoverished" families, that is, one parent is 85 years old and above, and the child is a severely disabled person who receives a "minimum living allowance" and faces difficulties in parental care. With the consent of family members, they can participate in joint family care.
Inside the Elderly Comprehensive Service Center.
Photo by Lei Yuer
There may be a minority of special families composed of "senior parents + disabled children", but their needs are real and cannot be ignored.
According to Jin Jun, director of the Guidance Center for Elderly Services in Gongshu District, after investigating 18 streets in Gongshu District, he found a total of 98 such families.
In every family, there are elderly people with gray hair who are still struggling, and children who are bedridden and unable to take care of themselves.
Behind every door, there are sighing stories written.
However, how to win the trust of "old, disabled and impoverished" families has become an important part of the promotion of the "sunshine and well-being" policy.
Take Grandpa Li and Grandma Shen as an example. After they learned about the policy, although they showed great interest, they still had concerns.
On the one hand, the family relationship that blood is thicker than water makes the two old people insist on living with their son, and they are not worried about taking care of their son under the hands of others;
Jin Jun introduced that in order to dispel the concerns of the elderly, the community staff took the couple to the nursing center to understand the situation, and gave them a "nod" with the actual environment and services.
At the same time, the "Sunshine Care" policy is divided into three types: guarantee type, support type and support type according to the age and income of parents, which can enjoy different degrees of discounts.
It is understood that each of Grandpa Li and Grandma Shen only needs to pay 3,400 yuan per month. In the future, as they grow older and their self-care ability changes, they can also use the electronic allowance for elderly care services in Hangzhou and the nursing subsidy for the elderly to deduct part of the cost.
At the same time, the cost of the two sons is fully covered by the government.
"The 'sunshine care' policy not only pays attention to their care needs, but also takes into account the emotional needs of the family, and also provides some financial support." Jin Jun said.
"Our institution has both the function of old-age care and the function of caring for the severely disabled. The whole family can be taken care of here." Fang Yan, director of Beijingyuan Comprehensive Pension Service Center, introduced.
As a pilot institution for the "Sunshine Nursing" policy, the institution can provide such families with basic services such as room cleaning and three-day meal delivery, and nursing staff will provide professional care such as daily life care and daily medication for disabled persons with disabilities.
According to the relevant person in charge of the Civil Affairs Bureau of Gongshu District, there are 12 institutions in the area with the ability to care for the disabled specially designed to accept such families. Interested and qualified families can apply for occupancy at any time.