Standard to categorize older persons' nursing needs (老年照护等级评估)

Implemented by: 
Shanghai Municipal Civil Affairs Bureau
Type of Implementer(s): 
Local government
Relevant MIPAA Issues: 
II-1 (Health promotion and well-being throughout life)
II-4 (Training of care providers and health professionals)

In 2013, the City of Shanghai has established a unified standard to categorize older persons into several different grades of nursing needs, so that the elderly can receive the adequate level of care from nursing home based on their categories. Under the standard, elderly people will be given a comprehensive evaluation, such as self-care ability, cognitive ability, emotional behavior and visual ability.