The Orange Pathway Plan-Senior Citizen Rehabilitation Plan
Yunlin County has the second largest population of senior citizens in Taiwan, recently exceeding 18%. This demonstrates that local demand for elderly care is increasing.
Tongren Ren’ai senior citizen’s home established its placement service in 1955, and introduced the Japanese self-supporting care model which replaces negative life care with positive daily life rehabilitation, so that the elderly can move away from things like diapers and other restrictions. Over the years, we have gained a good understanding of what the elderly and their families require. Since 2019, we have cooperated with the Yunlin Branch of National Taiwan University Hospital on The Orange Pathway Plan to enable cases to be evaluated and transferred to appropriate institutions with rehabilitation and provide self-supporting care training before being discharged from the hospital. Setting a clear goal through the Interdisciplinary Team, we help senior citizens to integrate back into their daily life and rehabilitation care. We help systemize walking training with a range of equipment, so that people will not only receive good care, but also help them return to their family and community with self-supporting care as soon as possible. The pilot program was launched in 2019 and to date we have successfully assisted in 36 the elderly of disability due to accident or illness.In the spirit of "safety, assurance, and peaceful living" we help to arrange the care following discharge from the hospital. The ultimate goal is to gradually assist the person in returning to their regular lifestyle.