Kaohsiung tackles growing shortage of care centers for the elderly

Taiwan News
Date: 2015-11-12
By: Ko Lin, Taiwan News, Staff Writer

Kaohsiung Mayor Chen Chu is considering turning the city’s defunct school campuses into

K-town tackles care center shortage.  Central News Agency

K-town tackles care center shortage. Central News Agency

retirement homes or day centers for the elderly, reports said Thursday.

“Besides taking care of the city’s senior citizens, we can help turn these empty grounds into something meaningful,” Chu said.

During a question-and-answer session at the Kaohsiung City Council in the morning, Democratic Progressive Party Councilor Huang Shu-mei called on the government to aid in setting up new senior home communities as existing care centers have been overwhelmed by the city’s ageing population.

“Although majority of the elderly favor living at home and being taken care of by their children, the city still lacks sufficient facilities to look after the growing demand,” Huang said.     [FULL  STORY]

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