By: Chen Wei-ting and William Yen
Taipei, Sept. 20 (CNA) As many as 28,000 households could benefit from the proposed
loosening of regulations governing applications for respite care services when their regular foreign caregivers take time off, according to the Ministry of Health and Welfare (MOHW) Thursday.
MOHW Long-term Care Services Division official Chou Tao-chun (周道君) said the rule change, which could be adopted as soon as November, will allow those who qualify to apply for a maximum of 21 days of respite care annually without having to go through a 30 day waiting period without care, which is the current situation. [FULL STORY]