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Due to historical reasons and urbanization progress, demographic development change has promoted China to enter an aging society and the elders’ demand for medical care and health care has increased rapidly. Meanwhile, the rapid development of information technology is driving the “Smart Care for the Elderly” model which is based on the Internet and regards the internet of things as the medium which has gradually developed into a complete a system, and a series of solutions have been formed. This paper started with the analysis of China’s elderly population status quo, combed academic studies on domestic and foreign “Smart Care for the Elderly” and applications in recent fifteen years and explored how to build a comprehensive “Smart Care for Elderly” solution with improved functions which incorporates such key elements as information technology and social sciences.