It was recently learnt from Nanning Municipal People’s Government that the newly-revised policy of "Opinions on Purchasing Home-based Elderly Care Services by Nanning Municipal People’s Government" (hereinafter referred to as the “Opinion”) has been issued, with the period of validity of three years. The policy is helpful to accelerate the construction of elderly care service system in Nanning and further promote the development of the service. Five categories of senior citizens who are 60 years old and above with household registration in Nanning City, including those living extremely poor life and living scattered in the city, those who living alone, those living on low-income pension, those depending on regular pension or living allowance, and those 85 years old and above, can enjoy door-to-door home-based elderly care services.
According to the Opinion, the senior citizens of the former four groups can enjoy four hours of service per month in line with the elderly care service fund standard of 40 yuan per hour, so each of them can enjoy 1,920 yuan of government subsidy for purchasing the service every year. The fifth group [i.e. those who are 85 years old and above] can enjoy 2 hours of service per month in line with the standard, so each of them can enjoy 960 yuan for purchasing the service every year. (Each citizen can only enjoy one subsidy with the highest standard.)