News
News Home
Quick Bites
Exploradio
News Archive
News Channel
Special Features
NPR
nowplaying
On AirNewsClassical
Loading...
  
School Closings
WKSU Support
Funding for WKSU is made possible in part through support from the following businesses and organizations.

The Holden Arboretum

Greater Akron Chamber


For more information on how your company or organization can support WKSU, download the WKSU Media Kit.

(WKSU Media Kit PDF icon )


Donate Your Vehicle to WKSU

Programs Schedule Make A Pledge Member BenefitsFAQ/HelpContact Us
Health and Medicine


Taiwanese health officials visit Cleveland to look into senior care
As the percentage of elderly Taiwanese rises, officials are looking for the best ways to take care of the population
Story by JOANNA RICHARDS


 
Taiwanese Health Minister Wen-Ta Chiu visisted Cleveland to learn about American elder care.
Courtesy of Zhang Yongtai- Voice of America
Download (WKSU Only)
In The Region:

Caring for an aging population is a concern not only in America but in many parts of the globe. This week health officials from Taiwan came to Cleveland to learn how that care is provided in the U.S. For Ohio Public Radio, WCPN’s Joanna Richards reports.

LISTEN: RICHARDS ON TAIWANESE OFFICIALS

Other options:
Windows Media / MP3 Download (0:54)


Health Minister Wen-Ta Chiu says Taiwan is reforming its national health insurance system to try to meet the medical needs of a growing number of seniors.  By some estimates, the elderly will rise to 20 percent of Taiwan’s population in the next decade. That gives urgency to Taiwan’s search for “best practices” for care.

The delegation is participating in a conference on that subject at Case Western, and visiting a range of Cleveland programs that help the elderly.

Chiu says Cleveland was a draw because Case Western has several researchers working on health care for seniors. He says Taiwan is focused on ways to keep people in their communities, rather than hospitals or nursing homes.

The minister says Taiwan implemented programs inspired by U.S. models earlier this year with good results. He says he reported on that progress at the conference, and will take home further lessons for improvement. 

Add Your Comment
Name:

Location:

E-mail: (not published, only used to contact you about your comment)


Comments:




 
Page Options

Print this page

E-Mail this page / Send mp3

Share on Facebook



Stories with Recent Comments

Terry Pluto: U of A's new athletic director has the toughest job in town
It is a hard sell. The Students do not want to go to the football games and they do not want to pay for the program. They have a lot of student loan debt and t...

Akron considering the future of the B.F. Goodrich smokestacks
This BFGoodrich alumna says, "Thank you, Dave Lieberth!"

State creates panel to look at Ohio charter school sponsors
It is more than disturbing that charter schools, which seemed like a good idea years ago, have begun to cripple public school education.

DEVO mural in Akron is now on display downtown
The installation is not at the former site of Chili Dog Mac. CDM was one block north on the other side of Main St.

New report shows growth in white collar jobs for Northeast Ohio
Unfortunately, there are fewer jobs in comparison to the number of professionals applying for them. I have been had a full time job since June 2012. In order to...

Advocacy group: Ohio could lead in clean energy
Ohio Legislators, You are supposed to be our leaders but you're not taking us where we want to go - where we need to go!

Campaign for and against marijuana legalization begins
Cannabis legalization needs to happen as soon as possible! But not if it gives monopolies to a selected few to grow and sell the herb. Responsible Ohio's mono...

Heinen's in downtown Cleveland sponsors a contest for food entrepreneurs
Love that this took place right here! What a way to support local. Thank you Heinens! Love this quote, as a small local biz, I agree, it's big!! "To be a small...

Pluto: How the Indians' blockbuster deal went bust
Terry, As a long time reader of yours I am generally on the same page - and we're also about the same age. Anyway, like many, I am dismayed at the greedy and en...

Copyright © 2015 WKSU Public Radio, All Rights Reserved.

 
In Partnership With:

NPR PRI Kent State University

listen in windows media format listen in realplayer format Car Talk Hosts: Tom & Ray Magliozzi Fresh Air Host: Terry Gross A Service of Kent State University 89.7 WKSU | NPR.Classical.Other smart stuff. NPR Senior Correspondent: Noah Adams Living on Earth Host: Steve Curwood 89.7 WKSU | NPR.Classical.Other smart stuff. A Service of Kent State University