The Long-term Care Insurance program was made so that society as a whole could support long-term care. People over the age of forty contribute to the fund and the program is run on insurance fees collected.
People over the age of 65 are "first insured people" and people with a pension income of over 180,000 yen per month will have insurance fees deducted from their pension. People with an income of less than 180,000 yen per month will have their insurance fees paid by the city.
People between the ages of 40 and 64 who contribute to medical insurance are "second insured people" and insurance fees will be bundled together with medical insurance (health insurance, mutual aid association, and national health insurance) fees.
In order to make use of long-term care insurance services, the Regional Comprehensive Support Center (inside the Takamatsu City Health Care Center, Sakura-machi 1-chome, TEL (087)839-2811) will make a plan for minimizing care needs. For more information, contact the Regional Comprehensive Support Center.
* for details, contact the long-term care insurance section.