Disclaimer

**** DISCLAIMER

Any Charges Reported on this blog are Merely Accusations and the Defendants are Presumed Innocent Unless and Until Proven Guilty, through the courts.

November 19, 2014

Shortage of Nursing Care Workers (JAPAN)

18 November 2014

An estimated 2.4 million people nationwide work while taking care of their elderly family members, and roughly 100,000 are said to leave their jobs each year when doing both becomes impossible. Ensuring there are enough nursing care workers — who are in increasing demand with the rapid aging of the Japanese population — will be important not only for those who require care but also for the sake of reducing the number of people who give up work to care of their ailing family members.
According to a 2012 internal affairs ministry survey, roughly 487,000 people left their jobs over the preceding five years to care for family members, and only 123,000 of them have since been able to find new jobs. Women accounted for about 80 percent of the total — an indication that the burden of caring for aging relatives continues to fall heavily on women even after the introduction of the public nursing care insurance system. The number of such people is said to be particularly high among workers in their 50s.

Ahead of the government’s triennial review of the publicly-set rates on nursing care services, the Finance Ministry has urged that the rates — which translate into the amount of compensation for the operators of care businesses — be reduced by 6 percent in fiscal 2015. If approved, it will mark the first cut since 2006. Reduced rates would enable cuts to nursing care insurance premiums and to contributions of tax money to the system.

SOURCE:  Japan Times

____________________________________
Click for Updates, More Cases and Resources
Search LABELS for More Resources

Would You Be Willing To Report A Family Member For Financial Elder Abuse?

It would take some nerve to report an abusive family member to law enforcement.  We also know from the National Center on Elder Abuse that most abusers are family members.  And they tell us that only 44 out of 1000 instances of abuse are reported to authorities.  Why aren’t more cases reported to the very authorities capable of stopping the abusers?
Source:  Forbes

____________________________________

Click for Updates, More Cases and Resources
Search LABELS for More Resources

DISCLAIMER

Any Charges Reported on this blog are Merely Accusations and the Defendants are Presumed Innocent Unless and Until Proven Guilty.

Search This Blog