Date: November 20, 2015
A three-year, NT$30 billion (US$921 million) program to boost the development of
long-term care services for the elderly and disabled in Taiwan was passed by the Cabinet Nov. 19.
Aiming to enhance the quality and productivity of the long-term care industry, the initiative will integrate public and private resources, Premier Mao Chi-kuo said, adding he expects to see a healthy business environment in place when related insurance and service bills take effect in 2017.
“Services targeting the needs of society’s elderly members are projected to see exponential growth going forward,” he said. “Building on the raft of measures scheduled for implementation, the government is working to create a sustainable ecosystem with a sufficient workforce and active participation from enterprises.”
Mao made the remarks after being briefed on the program by the Ministry of Health and Welfare during a Cabinet meeting in Taipei City. [FULL STORY]