Shine reports that Shanghai Sipo Polytechnic and Provectuscare Mansion, the city’s first institute that offers professional care for elders with dementia, will train nurses to care for elders afflicted with dementia and draft care standards. “These standards will be based on those in Australia and adopted to suit our environment” reports Shen Xiaping, head of the school. The Chinese care takers in Shanghai are in search of the highest standards.
Shine reports Shanghai faces a nursing shortage. With only 14 nursing schools, not nearly enough students go into this line of profession based on the growing need and demands in China. The Shanghai International Medical Center’s Provectuscare Mansion was built by Australian group Provectus Care. Shanghai has 200,000 seniors struggling with Alzheimer’s disease. China faces a shortage of professionals and facilities to care for this growing population.