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Table 2 The needs, barriers, and solutions regarding older adults’ care

From: Dilemmas in caring for older adults in Zhejiang Province, China: a qualitative study

Needs Barriers Caregiver concern Recommendations
1) Health care services
2) Daily care (such as eating, cleaning, trimming of nails)
1) Lack of informal support
2) Low real purchasing power
3) Incapacity for long-term care
4) Physical deterioration
1) Family members
2) A nurse
3) Nursing home
4) Community and home-based care
Encourage the older adults to live in their homes.
Improve the community- and home-care systems.
Build and improve the health service and care system.
The government should be responsible for the care of older adults, especially the poorest ones.