長照2.0喘息服務 聘外籍看護者遇四大狀況可申請 | Govt encourages families of disabled to apply for respite care service

The Department said the "long term care 2.0 service" aims to relieve the pressure on family members caring for the disabled, and share the burden of day-to-day care. (file photo)

為體恤家庭照顧者長期的辛勞,台北市衛生局於昨(15日)表示,照顧失能家屬若感到疲累需要休息的話,可撥打1966長照專線,善加利用長照2.0喘息服務。

The Department of Health of Taipei City Government (台北市衛生局) said on Tuesday that families caring for the disabled family members can call the 1966 Long Term Care hotline to apply for a respite care service when they are in need of a break.

衛生局表示,長照2.0盼望紓解長期照顧失能家屬者的壓力、分擔平日照護上的辛勞,凡經臺北市長期照顧管理中心評估後,長照需求等級第2級(含)以上者皆可申請。

The Department said the “long term care 2.0 service” aims to relieve the pressure on family members caring for the disabled and share the burden of day-to-day caring routine. 

Family members of those assessed by the city government as in need of a level 2 long term care or above are allowed to apply for the service.

三大類「喘息服務」|Three types of long term care included in the program

一、 居家式喘息:是由受過訓練的照顧服務員到個案家中,提供個案身體照顧服務。

In-home respite service: A trained caregiver comes to the client’s home to provide in-home physical care.

二、 機構式喘息:由住宿機構、日間照顧中心、小規模多機能(夜間臨托)等機構提供照顧服務。

Institutional respite service: Care is provided by residential institutions, day care centers, small-scale multi-functional (night respite care) institutions.

三、 巷弄長照站臨托:讓個案在社區中,接受短暫照顧服務。

Alleyway Long-Term Care Clinics: The disabled patient will be kept in the community and receive short term care services.

已經聘僱外籍看護工之家庭,經北市照管中心評估長照需要等級「第7級或第8級」者,即可於外籍家庭看護工短時間休假時申請喘息服務。

Families that have already hired a foreign caregiver are also allowed to apply for respite services when the caregiver is on a short leave of absence, as long as the patient has been assessed by the city government as in need of long term care at Level 7 or 8.

另外,考慮到聘僱外籍看護工之家庭仍須面對「外籍看護工到職前空窗期、逃跑、遞補銜接期以及外籍家庭看護工臨時請假」之情形,因此衛生局也特別說明,經評估長照需要等級第二級(含)以上者,如面臨以上狀況也可申請北市喘息服務。

However, many families that hire foreign caregivers still face unexpected situations including “a window period before the foreign caregiver’s arrival,” “Risks of caregivers running away,” “a window period when changing personnel”, and “caregivers taking emergency leave”.

Therefore, The Department announced that families with patients in need of level 2 or above long term care are also allowed to apply for the service when encountering situations as mentioned above.

更多相關訊息可撥打1966長照服務專線洽詢、或至臺北市政府衛生局網站查詢。

For more information, please call the 1966 Long Term Care hotline, or visit the website of The Department of Health of Taipei City Government.