In recent years more and more foreign workers are being hired in Japan in response to the shortage of care laborers for the elderly. But the pandemic brings up additional issues for both the aged and care workers. On this episode, we look at the work of non-Japanese care laborers, from a nursing home that set up a prayer room for its Muslim staff to a Swedish man who uses music therapy to support the elderly with dementia, as well as a Korean woman who provides care for foreign elderly in Japan.
Care workers from overseas provide support to the aged amid the pandemic
This nursing home has set up a prayer room for its Muslim staff
This Swedish-born specialist has the elderly suffering from dementia play instruments as part of music therapy
This care worker from Korea provides home-visit nursing care for the non-Japanese elderly