It's the natural rule that all things will disappear one day. Have you ever wondered how would you live your life when getting old and how would you like to be treated? This program tells the story of many elderly. We may be able to immerse ourselves to the future, and reflect on current pension condition.
In the last period of life, some people will encounter disability and dementia. Memory loss, degradation of language function, and difficulty in feeding are common symptoms. 83-year old Mr. Jiang has stayed in five different pension organizations and became physically incapable of taking care himself during past 3 years. 79-year-old Li Baoqiong is physically disabled as well, her husband decided to send her to the pension center. In this episode, we step into community, record the daily life of the elderly, their families and the nurses working in the pension center.
"Care for Vulnerable Groups"
In most rural areas of China, supporting centers running by government provide shelter for the elderly who are alone. In urban cities, more and more private organizations start to take long-term care for the disabled elderly. The crew visits the pension institutions in Luanping County, Hebei Province, and Tiantongyuan Community in Beijing, revealing the exploration of social care for vulnerable groups. Shortage in nurses and intensive workload are obstacles in the way forward.
"Cherish the Fading Twilight"
China is entering the golden age of pension industry with open market, high-speed development and great potential. Many foreign enterprises have entered China to serve the rigid demand of the large population and thus share capital dividends. From the research of market needs to the future planning, this episode contains interviews of practitioners from Hong Kong, Taiwan and Mainland China, providing a comprehensive interpretation of the current status of pension industry.