林金立

林金立
Chin-Li Lin
自立支援學院執行長 Senior Care Advocate
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自立支援學院執行長。22年前創辦雲林縣老人福利保護協會,從母親的餐飲店捐助便當送餐給獨居老人開始,投入照顧革新的路。5年前,為了改變照顧界習以為常的約束、臥床與尿布的作法,從日本學習「自立支援照顧」的理論,改造在雲林有60年歷史的同仁仁愛之家。

現在,同仁仁愛之家從每年離職率達3成的「乞丐寮」,成為一間長輩沒有約束、年輕人願意投入的服務場域,還帶動台灣超過100家照顧機構投入變革,重新省思照顧的內涵與價值,更促使政府將「自立支援」納入照顧政策中。當長者笑容變多、能力提升,照顧工作就變得有價值,家屬也因此壓力減輕,這個讓照顧關係中的所有人都受益的照顧方式,正在台灣捲起一股照顧革命的風潮。

As the founder and the chief executive of Yunlin County Welfare Protection Association for the Elderly, Chin-Li Lin believes seniors who need long-term care should be able to live with dignity and comfort. He is a stanch proponent of self-reliance approach for the elderly, which encourages “no restraints, no diapers and not staying bed-bound" for nursing home residents. Lin’s pioneering efforts in reforming the senior care system in Taiwan has inspired more than 100 local assisted living institutions to change their approaches to caring for the elderly, and has also prompted the government to list “long-term care" services as one of its key policies. This talk was given at a TEDx event using the TED conference format but independently organized by a local community.