The National Health Commission Issued “The Standard for Healthy Chinese Older Adults”

Recently, the National Health Commission issued “The Standard for Healthy Chinese Older Adults”, which not only sets out standards, but also assessment implementation and evaluation criteria, and will come into effect on March 1, 2023.

There are 9 major criteria that healthy older adults should meet:

1. self-care or basic self-care

2. age-related changes in vital organs not resulting in significant functional abnormalities

3. risk factors affecting health are controlled within a range that is appropriate to their age

4. good nutritional status

5. generally normal cognitive function

6. optimistic, positive, and self-satisfied

7. have a certain level of health literacy and maintain a good lifestyle

8. active participation in family and social activities

9. good social relationships

(Source: shuzhengkangxun)

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