Trial Program for Innovative Community Long-Term Care (LTC) System and Service Development
Bappenas and the Asian Development Bank (ADB) that assisted by SurveyMETER conducted a pilot program under TA9928 in 2021: Development of Innovative Community-Based Long-Term Care (LTC) Systems and Services in an Integrated Elderly Services Framework with funding from the Japan Fund for Poverty Reduction.
The pilot project aims to (i) build a knowledge base on the development of LTC systems and services and identify potential investments; (ii) develop the capacity of health workers and other stakeholders in strategic planning for LTC implementation in various sectors (e.g., health, social protection, urban development, transportation); and (iii) creating knowledge networks to disseminate good practice and expertise.
It was held in 5 cities/districts in two provinces, namely the Special Region of Yogyakarta: Bantul, Yogyakarta City, and Sleman; and Bali: Denpasar and Gianyar. Each area was represented by one village and one urban village.
The training itself was divided into 5 modules, namely:
Module 1: Introduction to Long-Term Care
Module 2: Integrated Elderly Services
Module 3: Case Management
Module 4: Elderly Care Team
Module 5: Clinical Issues in Long-Term Care.
The training was opened on February 16, 2021, by Mr. Maliki, Ph.D., as Director of Poverty Reduction and Community Empowerment from Bappenas (shown in a series of slides), while ADB was represented by Ms. Wendy Walker, Ph.D. as Chief of the Social Development Thematic Group with Mrs. Meredith Wyse, Ph.D., as Senior Social Development Specialist (Elderly Care). The introduction was delivered by Ms. Wayan Suriastini, Ph.D., Executive Director of the SurveyMETER research institute and the pilot project coordinator.
Module 1 and Module 2 have been completed in February and June 2021. Currently, Module 3 and Module 5 training is ongoing. Meanwhile, Module 4 will have been implemented by 2022.
The presenters of this training are international consultants and experts in their fields. They are Peter Chan, Elder Care Consultant from ADB; Peh Kim Choo and Fong Yoke Hiong from TSAO Foundation, Singapore; and Ng Wai Chong, Founder and CEO of NWC longevity practice Pte Ltd, a social start-up company that provides consulting and clinical services while building a caring and self-reliant communities. They are also assisted by national consultants from Indonesia, namely Dr. dr. Probosuseno Sp.PD, K-Ger, FINASIM.; Sri Mulyani, S. Kep, Ns., MNg.; I Gede Putu Darma Suyasa, SKp., MNg., Ph.D.; Dr. dr. I Gusti Putu Suka Aryana, Sp.PD, K-Ger, FINASIM.; Dr. Ns. Putu Ayu Sani Utami, S.Kep., M.Kep., Sp.Kep. Kom; and Heru Subekti, BSN, Ns., MPH.
The expectations are lessons and experiences already obtained may help and provide information for national policies and programs arrangements as well as the systems developed may be replicated well.