Long-term care reform cannot be rushed: president

Taipei Times
Date: Nov 30, 2016
By: Lee I-chia / Staff reporter

Amid the government’s push of its long-term care services program 2.0, President Tsai Ing-wen (蔡英文) yesterday said that laying a foundation is crucial for any reform and cannot be rushed.

Tsai made the remarks at a long-term care workers experience sharing session held by the Ministry of Health and Welfare in Taipei, saying that the program must be established, because Taiwan is gradually becoming an aging society.

“Establishing a findable, visible, usable and affordable long-term care service system is a very important policy of the administration,” she said. “Long-term care workers are the most important human resources in the system.”

Tsai tablked about her experience of being unemployed and caring for her mother at home, saying she deeply feels that long-term care workers need not only a caring heart and patience, but a profession.    [FULL  STORY]

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