Supporting Home Nursing Services
Chugai’s program to donate “specially-equipped para-transit vehicles” began in 1985 as part of activities to commemorate the Company’s 60th anniversary. This year marks the program’s 37th year. Five vehicles were donated, bringing the cumulative total over 35 years to 268 vehicles.
In Japan’s super-aging society, the number of senior citizens and disabled people requiring nursing care has continued to increase. To bring these individuals the peace of mind that comes from leading an independent life in familiar surroundings, a variety of facilities have begun offering day services, day care and other welfare services for those living at home. The specially-equipped para-transit vehicles donated by Chugai are used as a means of transportation between these facilities and the homes of those using the services.
This year, recipients of the vehicles included Simogo Town Council of Social Welfare (Fukushima Prefecture), Matsukawa Village Council of Social Welfare (Nagano Prefecture), Social Welfare Corporation Tenchikai (Shiga Prefecture), Shimonoseki City Council of Social Welfare (Yamaguchi Prefecture) and Social Welfare Corporation Shiroi canvas fukushi kai (Kumamoto Prefecture). A presentation ceremony was held in each location, and the donations were warmly received by recipient facility staff and users.
The welfare vehicle donation program is conducted in cooperation with the Japan National Council of Social Welfare and the Central Community Chest of Japan, and through them, vehicles have been donated to recipients in all of Japan’s 47 prefectures.