Mr. Chung-Tsai Huang, one of JJP’s Principals, attended the “Senior-friendly Housing Summit” on December 17th. Jui-Yuan Hsueh, vice minister, ministry of health and welfare, Hua Jing-qun, political deputy minister, Huang Tien-mu, vice-chairperson of financial supervisory commission, Chang-Hsin Lin, the director of real estate association are also invited as panel speakers to talk about the problems and challenges faced by senior housing and long-term care Institutions.
“The Long-Term Care Services Act has become a significant obstacle for new agencies. Though the government encourages NGOs to invest in the industry, the committee is, sometimes, with only a smattering of the industry. Not to mention, the Act only recognizes foundations or corporations to register for healthcare facilities,” said Mr. Huang.
Mr. Huang also shared how architects can help clients by applying relevant legal sources to build a warm facility for the elderly. Mr. Lin suggested that elementary and junior high school campus is more feasible for transformation into a long-term care organization, should not be limited to high schools or vocational schools.
Mr. Hsueh added the current Act limits the resourceful corporates to enter the market. However, he also suggested those corporates should invest senior residential instead of facilities. On the other hand, Mr. Hua said, “the long-term care industry is a ‘full-spectrum industry’ with very diverse involvement and comments for the government are always welcome.”