Government to inject more funds into long-term care centers

Radio Taiwan International 
Date: 15 May, 2019
By: Shirley Lin

Taiwanese elderly people doing exercises together

By 2026, Taiwan will become a super aged society, with at least 20 percent of its population aged 65 or older. The government has been promoting a program called Long-term Care 2.0, but it is also planning to do more.

Taiwan’s society is aging fast. A nationwide long-term care program for the elderly is already in place. But the government plans to inject another US$161 million into building 50 live-in long term care centers over the next four years. That’s to provide for 88 villages and towns around the country that do not yet have long-term care facilities and have only limited resources.    [FULL  STORY]

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