Long Term Care for Psychotic Patients with Aging in Taiwan
- *Corresponding Author:
- Frank Huang-Chih Chou
Department of Community Psychiatry, Municipal Kaohsiung Kai-Syuan Psychiatric Hospital
130, Kai-Syuan 2nd Rd, Lingya District, Kaohsiung City, Taiwan
E-mail: [email protected]
Received Date: February 22, 2017; Accepted Date: March 04, 2017; Published Date: March 06, 2017
Citation: Su CY, Wu TEG, Chou FHC (2017) Long Term Care for Psychotic Patients with Aging in Taiwan. J Gerontol Geriatr Res 6: 405. doi: 10.4172/2167-7182.1000405
Copyright: © 2017 Su CY, et al. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.
Because of the disease chronicity in mental patients and the influence of family and social support, many patients require longterm hospitalization. Mental health care in Taiwan mainly consists of hospitalization. Similar to the collective culture in Japan, the usage rage of beds is quite high. The number of hospital beds in Taiwan increased from 15,048 in 2001 to 21,212 in 2013.