The development of smart eldercare in China

Honglin Chen, Aaron Hagedorn, Ning An

Many countries have tried to establish an optimal model for managing population aging that can be replicated and promoted. With the increasing societal task of delivering care to older adults with chronic conditions, China has started to harness the power of digital technologies to help address the growing demands for eldercare. China is exploring a unique “Smart Eldercare” model to respond to the social service needs of older adults.