By: Tyson Lu and Ko Lin
Taipei, Jan. 8 (CNA) The first group of indigenous recruits received their long-term care permits Sunday
after receiving 133 hours of intensive training in Taitung County, where they will eventually help to promote quality care in institutions across the southeastern Taiwan county.
A total of 27 caregivers received their permits from the Taitung Hospital, which was tasked by the Taitung County government to train its first batch of indigenous recruits.
The initiative is part of the central government’s “long-term care program 2.0,” which focuses on building localized care institutions to establish a high-quality, affordable and extensive system.
The long-term care services will come in three models: community-based integrated service centers, combined daycare service centers and long-term neighborhood care stations. [FULL STORY]