- 更新時間:2019/02/15 14:46:33
Icyang·Parod, the Chairman of the Council of Indigenous Peoples presided over [Lima Guard·Lohas Aging Press Conference in the Opening Ceremony of Cultural & Health Station of 2019] on January 23rd, 2019, held on the 16th floor of Indigenous Peoples Square.
The Council stated that “in order to implement the policies advocated by President Tsai, Ing-Wen and develop long-term care resources based on the principle of adaptation to local conditions and localization, it would continue to promote Cultural & Health Stations in 2019, laying out caring service network for elders on a national scale with love to delay the disability of elders in addition to developing service schemes characterized with indigenous people’ features for delaying disability. By now, the Cultural & Health Stations had been the strongholds for providing happy and healthy life for indigenous elders.
Icyang, Chairman of the Council expressed that there were 3 key points of promoting the Cultural & Health Stations in 2019:
(1) The budget has increased substantially, and Cultural & Health stations had been set up more widely: In 2019, the Long-term Care Service Development Fund would inject more than NT $730 million, an increase of NT $320 million over the previous 2018. In addition, the number of Cultural & Health stations would increase to 320, with an increase of 72, serving about 10,000 elderly people.
(2) Comprehensively raised the salary of service personnel, and actively retained the professional talents of indigenous caregivers: This year, the salary of 896 licensed service workers was raised from NT $27,000 to NT $33,000 (including labor and health insurance premiums and professional allowances) per month. As a result of the improvement in wages, people who worked outside the home were encouraged to return to their hometowns to work as licensed laborers, fulfilling the government’s policy of promoting employment with long-term care.
(3) Integrating long-term care resources of the Department of Health and Welfare and the Council to expand the care services for indigenous elders: In order to implement long-term care 2.0 to prevent and delay disability, the energy enhance service projects was added this year to provide home care services for mildly incapacitated, moderately disabled, elderly residents living alone, simple home care services, accompanied outings or medical treatment, and other innovative services to meet local needs.
At today’s press conference, the caregivers returning home were arranged to share their experience and feelings. Chiang Lung, Hsiang-Chi, the caregiver in Antong Cultural & Health Station of Hualien mentioned that she returned to the tribe from the city to take care of her elderly mother and because of that she could get in touch with other elders in the tribes in need of cares. She demonstrated that “because of the establishment of the Cultural & Health Station, many elders had been taken care of and became healthier. At the same time, her elder mother could also take part in the Station and she smiled more and more every day !”. Moreover, You, Shu-Hua, caregiver of Nanho Cultural & Health Station of Pingtung said that “Only by respecting the views of the elders and providing culturally appropriate services could the elders trust and look forward to their care. At the same time, in the process of the service, the biggest insight was to foresee one’s own future”.
Finally, the Council utilized the foresight infrastructure construction plan--rural construction-- indigenous tribe construction plan and resources to construct the space of tribal cultural and health stations, replenishing the facilities as well as improve the peripheral public facilities with the combination of features of indigenous tribal culture and landscape facilities. In 2018, 227 cases of friendly space renovation of Cultural & Health Stations were approved to create a friendly environment for Cultural & Health Stations.
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