" A nursing worker attending the fourth China International Senior Services Expo in Beijing on May 6 shows how she cares for the elderly. Pan Xu Xinhua
But nursing facilities are faced with a shortage of residents and lack of health care professionals
Chen Meng thought he had chosen one of the most promising industries in the country when he established a community-based nursing home in Beijing in 2011.
""I was living in Huilongguan and saw elderly people there had nowhere to go because there was no nursing home ,"" he recalled.
However, much to his surprise, the home opened six weeks before it welcomed the first resident. At times, he had to help the residents with their daily needs when there was a labor shortage.