Some rural areas are trying out a different kind of elderly care. They are trying out elderly homes that are not assisted-living. There are no nurses or attendants at the facility. In order to live there, everyone must be able to take care of themselves.
Everyone chips in to help each other. It is a communal-living arrangement. For rural farmers, it comes at an affordable price: just 360 yuan a month. They eat simple food and live simple lives, but so far it is a system that is working.