Premier says Taiwan is working to create long-term care system

Radio Taiwan International
Date: 2016-12-18

Residents at the Shuanglien Elderly House in New Taipei City had lunch with Premier

Lunch with the premier

Lin Chuan during a visit on Sunday. (CNA photo)
Premier Lin Chuan visited the Shuanglian Elderly House in New Taipei City on Sunday. He was there to promote what’s being called Long-Term Care 2.0, a new program which is set to start on January 1, 2017.

In early October, Taiwan’s Cabinet passed amendments to the national long-term health care bill to pave the way for the program, which aims to meet the needs of a rapidly aging society. It involves the establishment of nearly 500 integrated community service centers, about 830 daily care centers for seniors, and more than 2,500 neighborhood care stations.    [FULL  STORY]

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