In order to improve the way people work in nursing care settings, the Ministry of Health, Labour and Welfare has decided to introduce telework for employees at nursing care facilities. In the future, we will consider the work that allows telework, such as the creation of care plans and meal menus for users, and then present specific examples.
Telework has been introduced in many industries due to the Corona disaster, but in the nursing care industry, there are many tasks that are performed in facilities or at places visited, such as assisting users, and until now, there have been no clear rules for teleworking except for office managers.
However, as the labor shortage becomes more serious, the Ministry of Health, Labour and Welfare (MHLW) has decided to promote the introduction of telework for staff at nursing care facilities, citing the need to improve the way people work in nursing care facilities.
In specific cases, it is assumed that the care plan for the user and the creation of a meal menu will be created.
In order to ensure that there is no hindrance to services to users, we have a policy of securing a certain number of staff in charge of on-site care, such as assistance, and having them telework on the condition that personal information is managed appropriately.
When the Ministry of Health, Labour and Welfare asked care managers, nutritionists, physical therapists, etc. of nursing care professionals to telework on a trial basis, and asked themselves, colleagues, and managers whether there was an impact on the provision of services at the workplace,
there were few answers that there was a major hindrance.
There were no obstacles."
In the future, the Ministry of Health, Labour and Welfare will discuss the work that allows telework at an expert meeting and present specific examples.