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Dignified environment needed for long-term care upgrades
Mark Tsai, Taipei; Willis Ke, DIGITIMES

Taiwan's long-term care services are on the track of positive development, but how to create a dignified and comfortable care environment that can attract patients to stay in or residents of nearby communities to visit is one of the critical factors concerning the upgrades of long-term care industry, according to Chrissy Wang, president of Ren Shin Wellness Park, a long-term care park in the central city of Taichung.

To achieve the goal, Wu said her park has offered regular photography and cooking courses, as well as a two-hour cross-fit training class for two days per week, among others, to improve relationships between the park and surrounding residents.

Wu stressed that all the efforts are designed to turn her long-term care park into a local- and community-type medical resources and information promotion center.

Ren Shin Wellness Park has also set up a long-term care talent cultivation center, providing trainees with 132 hours of fundamental courses including oral care and patient displacement and repositioning skills, Wu disclosed, adding that some one third of 30 trainees per training term have chosen to stay in the long-term care service sector.

Wu continued that half of her park's care team members are males, and 80% of the team members are aged under 23, able to provide distinct long-term care experiences and services through big data analysis and apps.

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