Japan Accepts Foreign Trainees As Nursing Care Regulars

Japan’s labor ministry will now allow foreign caregiver trainees to become regular employees of nursing care facilities after a six-month working period. The decision is brought forth to cater to the increasing number of elderly patients and residents.   The added manpower will enable nursing care facilities to accommodate more residents under the ministry ordinance that stipulates requirements for staff assignments. For instance, the ordinance orders special nursing homes to have one caregiver or nurse per three elderly residents.   Moreover, facilities under the ordinance will receive increased benefits from the nursing care insurance system. That means that those trainees who are considered as regular workers will... Register/Login

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