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October 28, 2010

Fall 2010 CCS Noon Lecture Series - Lydia Li

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Care Receiving of Older Persons in Rural and Urban China

November 2, 2010
Tuesday 12 noon to 1:00 pm
Room 1636 School of Social Work Building
1080 South University

As a result of increased life expectancy, the number of people who need long-term care due to chronic illness and impairment is growing rapidly in China. This rising demand for care occurs in a time when the Chinese society, including the health care and family systems, is in transition. This study aims to understand how older Chinese meet their need for care, compares the experience of rural and urban elders, and sheds light on old-age support policy in China

Lydia Li is an associate professor at the University of Michigan School of Social Work. Her area of research is aging, specifically home and community-based long-term care. She has conducted studies related to stress and coping of family caregivers, physical and mental health of home care elders in the United States. In recent years, she extended her research to China. Currently she is working on a project about quality of care and quality of life of older persons and their caregivers in China.

Posted by zzhu at October 28, 2010 01:52 PM