Issue Date：July 28, 2023
With Taiwan becoming an aged society, the demand for care for the elderly has increased. However, resources have not caught up with the demand and taking care of the vulnerable elderly has become an urgent societal problem to be resolved. To that end, Coretronic focused on the resource, dietary and health needs of the elderly to devise three key Elderly Smile initiatives, namely, Warm Delivery, Warm Telehealth, and Warm Restaurant, in an effort to work with various social enterprises and NPOs to resolve the issues of elderly living alone, bridge the healthcare gap for rural areas through technology, and provide a remedy to lack of human and resources of welfare institutions. The elderly would thus have physical and psychological warmth and fulfilment, maintain a good state of health, and achieve the beautiful vision of aging in place.
By December 31, 2022
In an effort to increase the health care capacity for rural areas in Miaoli County and enhance the professional capabilities of nursing aides at culture and welfare stations, Coretronic, alongside the "Digital Humanitarian Association," provided customized online health courses and one-on-one or group medical consultation for seniors in remote Miaoli and conduct training programs for nursing aides in collaboration with various experts including doctors, nurses, nutritionists, psychologists, and physical therapies, in hopes of overcoming distance in reality with digital technology.
In order to overcome the shortage of manpower and resources for meal delivery to solitary seniors in Miaoli County and expand the service capacity of meal delivery units, we collaborated with social enterprises “Silver Gate for Elders” and “Buy Nearby” to render stable meal delivery service for solitary seniors, guide meal delivery units through digital transformation, as well as purchase local white and brown rice and donate them to community elderly canteens in Hsinchu and Miaoli.