Taiwan to relax eligibility for subsidized respite care

An estimated 180,000 people will benefit from the loosening of regulations governing applications for subsidized respite care services when their regular foreign caregivers take time off, the Ministry...

Taipei steps up free at-home training for foreign caregivers

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- Taipei City will continue to provide free at-home training for the city’s foreign caregivers to help them sharpen their caregiving skills and adapt to the local environme...

120 cases reported of foreigners working illegally in New Taipei hospitals over 5 years

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- A total of 120 cases of foreign workers being illegally employed as caregivers at hospitals in New Taipei City have been reported over the past five years, resulting in over NT...

Migrant worker 2018 remittances to top US$3 billion: Central Bank of Taiwan

TAIPEI (CNA) -- Migrant workers likely remitted more than US$3 billion out of Taiwan in 2018, reflecting their growing numbers in the country, according to the Central Bank of Taiwan. In the first ...

Taiwan's loosened regulations on respite care to take effect Dec. 1

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – In order to secure foreign caregivers health and well-being, as well as to financially support Taiwanese families who require extra assistance on a temporary basis, the Mi...

Number of foreign workers in Taiwan tops 700,000

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – The number of foreign workers topped 700,000 in late October, according to data released by the Ministry of Labor (MOL) Tuesday. Ministry officials pointed out that the...

Filipina films Taiwanese caregiver battering elderly woman

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- A Filipina caregiver has released video on social media of a Taiwanese caregiver cursing, slapping and choking an elderly disabled patient. Early this morning, a Filipina ca...

Taiwan's labor ministry allocates funds to launch respite care services

The Ministry of Labor (MOL) on Wednesday approved an allocation of NT$182 million (NT$4.79 million) to start a government service that will provide short-term relief for primary caregivers. In a me...

Taiwan mulls loosening of regulations on respite care: MOHW

As many as 28,000 households could benefit from the proposed loosening of regulations governing applications for respite care services when their regular foreign caregivers take time off, according to...

Indonesian caregiver abusing elderly Taiwanese man caught on camera

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) - CCTV footage of an Indonesian domestic caregiver abusing an old disabled man has sparked discussions on the issue of long-term health care in Taiwan. The caregiver has been ...

Indonesian caregiver saves Taiwanese 'grandma' from Taipei Hospital fire

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- An Indonesian caregiver bravely risked her life to save the Taiwanese "grandma" under her care after a fire broke out yesterday morning at a senior care facility insi...

Migrant labor agencies not allowed to charge placement fee twice: Taiwan Ministry of Labor

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) - Taiwan's Ministry of Labor reminds foreign worker/caregiver staffing agencies not to raise another placement fee or the equivalent against migrant workers/caregivers when th...

Taiwanese doctor shares miracle of grieving foreign caregiver reviving a dead granny

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) - A renowned Taiwanese doctor recently shared a miracle story on his Facebook fan page, writing that a grandma rushed to an emergency room and losing signs of life upon arrival wa...

Foreign caregiver training program offered by Taipei City Government open for registration

TAIPEI (Taiwan News)—Taipei City’s Foreign and Disabled Labor Office (FDLO) will provide six intensive training sessions for the city’s foreign caregivers to help them sharpen caregi...

Taiwan News Weekly Roundup - May 18

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- Top news this week includes: First Taiwanese graduate student delivers graduation speech at Berkeley; Cabinet unveils proposal to attract mid-level foreign staff; Chinese diplo...