Date: February 25, 2016
Taiwan’s seniors are receiving a helping hand in the form of an affordable
long-term care system provided by the ROC government. (CNA)
A proposal to partially fund Taiwan’s long-term care system through an annual allocation of NT$30 billion (US$901.4 million) from tax revenues was announced Feb. 22 by ROC President-elect Tsai Ing-wen.
Under the plan, which includes a yearly commitment of NT$3 billion from the regular government budget, an interministerial task force will be established to coordinate public-sector resources and promote long-term care services.
“More than 20 percent of Taiwan’s population will be aged 65 or over by 2025,” Tsai said, adding that the situation serves as a salient reminder of the need for enhanced measures to provide comprehensive coverage for the nation’s aging population. [FULL STORY]