Taiwan Church News
June 3 – 9, 2019
Sinlau Christian Hospital To Serve Dementia Elders In Tainan’s Sinhua
Reported by Chen Yi-fan
In order to serve dementia elders and educate more residents to learn how to take care of the increasing dementia patients in community, an opening ceremony of long-term care service center was held at Yueh-Chih community of Tainan’s Sinhua District in the morning on May 31.
Dr Tsai Chiang-chin, Superintendent of Sinlau Christian Hospital(SCH), expressed that the dementia population has significantly increased following the population aging in recent years.
As SCH had started to serve the dementia elders in community with an efficient performance since 2014, Dr Tsai said, a successive version 2.0 long-term service initiated by the government is therefore a SCH’s priority to take care of more dementia elders in the community and educate the community residents to learn more about medical care and assistance of the dementia elders.
The curriculum of version 2.0 long-term care programs in the community include therapies of various kinds, like musics therapy, exercise therapy, story-telling therapy and etc. In the meantime, there are also many clinical methods, like counselling, referral service, care and visit and others, in order to help community residents identify the dementia elders and learn how to take care of the patients in community.
Translated by Peter Wolfe