Assisted living facilities for the elderly, once unthinkable by a Chinese culture long entrenched in the concept of filial piety, are popping up all over the Asian nation, according to this article. The transition can be attributed to a multitude of factors, including longer average lifespan, lack of a national health insurance program and women leaving the home to enter the workforce. "People's attitudes had changed a lot in just a few years," researcher Zhanlian Feng said. "Even in rural areas where you'd think traditions would have a stronger hold."

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