Article co-authored by Déborah Oliveira (MICARE young researcher), together with Anne Margriet Pot and Jaco Hoffman.
It was published in November 2022 in The Lancet, a long-running, weekly-published medical and academic journal founded in England. It has editorial offices in London, New York and Beijing.
The article refers to “The Path to Healthy Aging in China: A Peking University–Lancet Commission” a Chinese report published as an initiative to improve the lives of millions of older people living in the country, which is part of the Decade of Aging UN Healthy 2021-2030. This article makes an analysis of that report, maintaining a critical reading from the importance of care.
Although the areas covered by the Chinese report (economic burden, development of health services, control of chronic diseases) are of great relevance for the well-being of people over 60 years of age, there is a need for greater attention to long-term care for the elderly (LTC), in order to give them greater sustainability and equality of conditions.
It also mentions the inclusion of older people who have a substantial continuous loss of physical or mental capacities.