Team of Long-term Care: Participation of New Immigrants in professional Aromatherapy Homecare
“Doing business and helping others; new immigrants can also become the strong social support,” said Yuan Yu-Hsiao (48 years old), the President of the Hui Xin Care Association, who came to Taiwan 21 years ago. She is also a certified aromatherapist and has devoted herself to charities. To respond to the manpower gap of “Ten-Year Long-Term Care 2.0” in Dongshan and Baihe in Tainan, she utilizes her expertise and business building services for new immigrants to develop the community “team” of long-term homecare in Taiwan.
President Yuan is a certified “Grade B-CPA Aromatherapist” and “Swedish style Massage Therapist” and other professional certificates she actively participates in relevant training courses for care givers. She said “aromatherapy” is a supplementary healthcare approach and through essential oil massage, discomfort and emotions can be released. In addition to physical and psychological care given to the elderly, the living quality of patients and their families can also be improved.
New immigrants often are not well trained with comprehensive professional skills before going to work due to economic burden of their family and Yuan pointed out that “the result before finishing apprenticeship was associated with poor service quality.” In order to get rid of the doubts for on-the-job training quality of new immigrants, Yuan believed in three principles of her aromatherapy care team: “to assist to care for the weak, to improve educational quality and to create jo b opportunities,” She said, “We train professional aromatherapists and caregivers.”
The service objects are the elderly, women and pregnant women.
Through mobile services organized by the Southern Affairs Brigade of the National Immigration Agency going to association to take care for the long-term care team execution, Rural areas often lack resources and the elderly and the disadvantaged need to be cared for while new immigrants need to find a job and growing up demand., Chen Si-Cuan, Director of the Service Station makes sure that such mode operation will create a win-win opportunity and will continuously provide information about that Association to new immigrants in need , to increase job options for new immigrants and increase the number of long-term care manpower.
Visit of Southern Affairs Brigade of National Immigration Agency to President Yuan’s Long-term Care Team