Chapter 3 Services
The elders care services should be processed under the principle of Holistic Care, Localized ageing, health promotion, postpone and alleviate the disable condition of elders, and diversified continuing care.
Based on the rule stated in preceding sentence and the need of the elder, the municipal and city/county authorities concerned shall provide home-base, community-base or institution-base services to elders. Furthermore, care management rules shall be set for the above services.
To provide continuing care for incompetent elders, the municipal and city/county governments shall provide or work with private institutions to provide the following home-based service:
1. Medical service.
2. Recovery service.
3. Body care.
4. Housekeeping service.
5. Visit-care service.
6. Phone-care service.
7. Food service.
8. Emergency care service.
9. Household cleaning service.
10. Other relating home-base service.
To have the families of the elder take care of the elder and to make sure that their financial condition meets the standard, also to advance the independence of the elder in community, the municipal and city/county governments shall provide or work with private institutions to provide the following community-based service:
1. Health care service.
2. Medical service.
3. Recovery service.
4. Auxiliary appliance.
5. Psychological consultation service.
6. Day-care service.
7. Food service.
8. Family support service.
9. Education service.
10. Legal service.
11. Transportation service.
12. Retirement preparation service.
13. Recreation service.
14. Information supply and transfer service.
15. Other relating community-based service.
To provide multiple services to the elder stay in private institutions, the authorities concerned shall assist the institutions in providing the following institution-base services, based on the need of the elder:
1. Residence service.
2. Medical service.
3. Recovery service.
4. Livelihood service.
5. Food service.
6. Emergency care service.
7. Social life service.
8. Parent education service.
9. Day-care service.
10. Other relating institution-base service.
The fore-mentioned institution-base service shall be formed as a combination of home-base and community-based services, and shall support home-base or community-based service.
The qualification and the norms of the providers of the services listed in preceding three articles shall be set by the central authority concerned and the industry competent authorities.
Providing of some certain service items shall be conducted by professionals. The items, training to the professionals, qualification and others will be set forth by the central authority concerned.
Regular health checkups and health care services for elders shall be provided by municipal and city/county governments. Follow-up services will be given based on the outcomes and the wills of the elder.
The health care services, follow-up services, the items and measures of health checkups shall be set by the central authority concerned.
If the elder or their legal supporters are not able to pay the national health insurance fees, copayment fees, or fees that must be paid by their own (i.e. items not stated in national health insurance regulations and thus not paid by the government), the municipal and city/county authorities concerned shall give allowance on them.
The receivers, items, norms and others of subsidization shall be set forth by the central authority concerned.
To assist the elder to be independent and to improve the elder quality of life, the auxiliary appliance service shall be provided by the municipal and city/county governments or provided by consolidating the resources from the private sector:
1. Auxiliary appliances assessment.
2. Provide information about auxiliary appliances, assistive daily necessities, and life necessary facilities and equipment.
3. Help the elder get the aids for daily life.
Fire authority shall provide advocacy and consultation of fire safety at home as prescribed in the preceding paragraph.
Rewards shall be given to those who develop aids, appliances and daily life relating device by the central authority concerned, under circumstance.
If the elder are dead without legal supporters, or their legal supporters are not able to support the elder, the local authority concerned or the institution where the elder stay will be responsible for a funeral. All necessary fees will be deducted from bequeath and if no bequeath, the local authority concerned will be responsible for relating fees.
A 50% discount shall be given to elders while taking public/private transportation (airplanes, cars/trains, or ships), entering amusement parks, and participating in art facilities, domestically.
For the above mentioned cultural education facilities which are operated by central government entities (institutions) and administrative institutions shall be free of charges during weekdays.
The central authority concerned shall coordinate with industry competent authorities or encourage private institutions to provide the following elderly education measures:
1. Produce and play broadcasting and/or TV programs, edit and come out with publications for elders.
2. Research and develop learning materials for elders.
3. Offer social educational activities.
4. Offer retirement preparation education programs.
The authorities concerned shall handle or coordinate with private institutions to handle the following items:
1. To encourage the establishment of social groups founded by elders for recreational activities.
2. Hold recreational and physical activities for elders.
3. Set up facilities for recreational activities.
The authorities concerned shall have the industry competent authorities encourage elders for volunteer works.
Labor authority shall actively promote employment of elders, and strive for discrimination-free for elders at working.
The legal supporters must take good care of the elder. The authority concerned shall provide or work with private institutions to provide relating information and assistance.
Policies and measures of promoting employment for elders as prescribed in the preceding paragraph shall be set by the central labor authority concerned.
To assist the care providers of incompetent elders, the municipal and city/county governments shall provide or work with private institutions to provide the followings:
1. Temporary or short-term break care service.
2. Provide trainings and workshops to care providers.
3. Individual consultation and group support to care providers.
4. Provide information and service assistance to care providers.
5. Other services which will make the family care providers more competent and will improve their standard of living.
The municipal and city/county authorities concerned shall assist medium-low income elders to do house repair and/or provide rental subsidization.
The rules of receivers, items, contents and others of the preceding house repair or house rental subsidization will be regulated by municipal and city/county governments. However, if it is stated in other Acts, the rules become not applicable.
Housing authorities concerned shall promote social housing for elders to expel the barriers to rent.
To assist elders to expel the barriers to rent, the municipal and city/county concerned shall formulate a plan to reward the expenses of repairing the house for the owner and shall encourage the owner to provide opportunities for elders to rent house.