Study experience on Japanese geriatric nursing

Xiangying Ma


Japan is one of the first countries to enter the aging society in Asia. According to the Aging Society White Paper issued by Japanese government in 2010, the proportion of Japanese people over the age of 65 has risen from 22.1% in 2008 to 22.7% in 2009. People over the age of 75 make up 10.8% of the total population. It is expected to have 1 elderly in every 2.5 men in 2055. The elderly rate will reach 40.5%. Based on this social background, the systems on pension insurance, elderly care and so on are relatively sound in Japan. In early 1987, “Social Welfare and Nursing Nurses Act” was born at the right moment in Japan. In 2000, Nursing Insurance System was implemented, providing legal support and technical support for the geriatric nursing.

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