Government eyes technology to deal with labor shortage in care sector

The China Post
Date: December 19, 2016
By: Stephanie Chao

TAIPEI, Taiwan — Premier Lin Chuan expressed hopes that technology and smart technology could be employed to meet the demands Taiwan’s aging society, while visiting a care center in New Taipei City on Sunday.

“Care for the elderly must be undertaken step-by-step,” Lin said.

Lin said high-quality care must be provided to ensure a healthy population.

Stressing that as Taiwan gradually becomes a “super-aged” society, Lin said long-term care services cannot rely only on the labor of migrant workers, citing his hopes that Taiwan would employ technology to compensate for a dwindling workforce and to increase efficiency.    [FULL  STORY]

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