[Taiwan Immigrants’ Global News Network] In order to improve the quality of nursing care, the New Taipei City Labor Bureau continues to provide the service of "Free home-based guidance on nursing skills" (照護技巧免費到宅指導). Citizens who hire foreign care workers at home can apply through the 1966 hotline. Professional care attendants will come to the house to demonstrate various skills including bathing, practical skills such as bathing in bed, changing clothes, oral care, turning over and patting the back, and moving positions, etc., accompanied by interpreters at home to reduce the language barrier in teaching and shorten the running-in period between newly hired caregivers and elders.
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Free Home-based Guidance on Nursing Skills Plan.Photo provided by New Taipei City Government
The service of "Free home-based guidance on nursing skills" (照護技巧免費到宅指導) is launched within the districts of New Taipei City, targets are families that legally employ foreign care workers and the fee is fully borne by the government. The service period is due on November 20, 2023, and the service time is three hours each time. The program has been launched for continuous 7 years by New Taipei City, and this year has increased the service volume to 840 person-times. For relevant information and schedule, please visit "New Taipei Labor Cloud" (新北勞動雲) website, or search for "New Taipei Labor Cloud"(新北勞動雲) on Facebook to inquire.