【Accredited NPO corporation Florence】 Launched Japan’s first medical care child special-sitter business “Medical Care Sitter Nancy” 【Accredited NPO corporation Florence】

Certified NPO corporation Florence Launched Japan’s first medical care child’s specialized sitter business “Medical Care Sitter Nancy” [Certified NPO corporation Florence] With the support from the Seiyu, Murakami Foundation, and individual donors, service is available on September 1, 2019. ………………………………………………………………………………………… As the only company in the country that has 15 years of experience in childcare specialized childcare specialties and five years of experience in childcare for disabled children, the certified NPO corporation Florence is now the first in Japan to sit by a nurse specializing in medical care children. The business “Medical Caresitter Nancy” will start on September 1, 2019. [Image 1

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<img src="https://prtimes.jp/i/28029/81/resize/d28029-81-154745-2.22] Florence provides long-term childcare for medical care children and supports the continuation of work by parents The first business in Japan “Children’s Day Nursery Helen for Disabled Children” (2014-), “A Child Visiting Daycare for Children with Disabled Children” (2015) We managed …) and, along with the living of parents and children with a disability more than 100 families in Tokyo so far. In addition, we sent children of Helen and Annie who became school age to special support school. Through management of child with a disability child care business,
● Mums who are not working take care without rest for a few minutes
● There is an overwhelming shortage of school facilities that accept medical care children
● There are only 6 hours a week for children with disabilities who can not attend special needs schools As a result, we have learned about various issues related to parents and children with disabilities that can not be covered only by the childcare business. We will launch a new business called Medical Caresitter Nancy to meet the needs of parents’ respite (temporary rest) who can not keep their eyes on their children, and medical care children of school age. [Image 3

Using a scheme of visiting nursing and combining multiple medical and welfare systems, we will start supporting families with disabled children. First, we will make a model case of 30 households in Tokyo one year after service, and respond to each household’s needs in a customized manner. At the same time, we will represent the needs of medical care children and their families that are expected to be tens of thousands across the country, and promote advocacy activities to spread this model across the country. The first year was the investment year, and funds of 20 million yen were needed for nurse recruitment and training, and the back office operation system. Received a donation from Seiyu Co., Ltd. “FY1919 Social Contribution Activities Support Program” and Murakami Foundation, Asari, Saori Henri (ANRI representative partner), Matsumoto Atsushi (Laksul Co., Ltd. president and CEO) In addition, we will inform you that the prospect of business start has come. [Image 4

[Usage guidance] Object: Doctor care child, child with a disability who was judged to be able to keep in child hearing from 0 to 18 years old in 23 wards Availability Date: Mon-Fri (except Sat, Sun, Holiday and New Year) Available time: About 3 hours out of 9:00 to 18:00 Number of visits: About twice a week (consultation required) ※ It can be used in conjunction with visiting nursing and helpers already in use. Calculated according to the usage fee and the provisions of the law. In addition, the burden upper limit monthly amount according to income is set, and the burden does not occur more than that regardless of the amount of services used in one month (separate transportation expenses separately). With the development of advanced medical care in the perinatal period, Japan is the country with the world’s lowest level of infant mortality that can save lives even if it is produced at 500 g. On the other hand, children with disabilities living with medical care and devices such as gastric fistula and aspirates and ventilators have doubled in the last 10 years to approximately 18,000 people in Japan. Among parents who care for children with medical care, most mothers have quit their jobs and are working around the clock for 24 hours. [Image 5

[Reference] Most medical care children are discharged from NICU in a few months to about a year and transition to home care. On the other hand, there is an overwhelming shortage of infrastructure for parents’ respite care (support to allow caregivers to rest or refresh by temporarily replacing the care they are taking). Attention is focused on the physical and mental burden that is brought to the family who takes medical care without a break. The University of Tokyo is aiming to clarify the respite care utilization status and quality of life of parents of children who require medical care at home. Conducted a survey on (Source: The University of Tokyo, Department of Family Nursing, Upper Beppu Laboratory “Study on Parents’ Respite and Quality of Life of Children and Students Who Need Medical Care”)
■ About the situation of main caretaker of medical care child (responsor 675) The mother of medical care child is mainly in charge of nursing care in more than 90% of families. About 70% of mothers who are the main caregivers are not employed, and 10.9% have medical care alone. 42.0% of the respondents answered that the lifestyle is “very painful”. Primary carers: mother (96.7%), father (3.3%) Average age: 43.6 years [range 26-59] Employment status: No employment (69.6%), full-time work (6.9%), part-time work (18.3%), self-employed (5.2%) Average parent sleeper sleep time: 5.4 hours [range 2-8 hours]-about 2 hours less than average sleep (7.3 hours) of general women [40-44 years old] Primary caretaker lifestyle: Extremely difficult (42.0%), normal (42, 2%), somewhat relaxed (15.8%) There are no other medical care providers in the family: 10.9% [Image 6

※ About QOL (quality of life) In this survey, about the QOL related to the health of the parents, physical (vigor, fatigue, pain etc), mental (concentration, depression etc), social health (at home and work problems, social relations etc) We used a common adult survey scale to measure the three aspects of The higher the score, the better the health.
■ Main parenter’s respite situation (last week from survey) 30.1% of respondents who answered that “the respite time during public service use is 0 hours” over the past week of the primary caregiver. Those who answered that “the time when they could leave the rest to another family for 0 hours” was the most frequent response with 36.5%, and the result showed that the primary carer had difficulty finding respite time. On the other hand, parents who had respite time on average of 2 hours or more per day were significantly higher in social health than those on average of less than 2 hours per day. [Image 7

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Survey on the respite and quality of life of parents of children who need medical care Research group: Department of Health Science and Nursing, Graduate School of Medicine, The University of Tokyo Survey target: A guardian enrolled in a child aged 6 to 18 who requires medical care and is enrolled at an education school for physically handicapped children and a school for disabled children all over the country. Survey period: February-March 2018 Survey request status: Requests cooperation of surveys to school principals for physically handicapped children’s education schools and 395 vulnerable schools in Japan 協力 237 schools (60.0%) distribute survey information to 3142 target people 675 valid answers [About support to new business] Florence presents “small solutions” in new business models for various social issues in the parent-child domain, and promotes policy recommendations for social infrastructure while carrying out on-site management by itself. A large amount of initial investment is required to visualize social issues that the administrative system and private services are not enough to care for and launch a new solution model. Together, support companies, foundations and many individual donors are driving the challenge of Florence. By fiscal 2018, approximately 8,000 individual donors have been supporting Florence’s new businesses, policy recommendations, and social action activities with donations. [Affected area collaboration support] ・ December 8, 2011 … Open indoor park “Fukushima Indoor Park” for children who can not play outside due to the effect of radiation at The Mall Koriyama [Supporting sick child childcare service provision to single parents] ・ January 2012: Providing sick child care service (two years) to about 50 single-parent families ・ July 2012 ~ present … “Single-parent support” start by over-the-counter cash register donation start ・ July 2013: Support for the launch of childcare services for sick children in Kawaguchi City (Southern), Saitama Prefecture [Support for nursery school Helen for disabled children] [Image 9

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・ September 2014: Opened “Kenshi nursery school Helen Ogikubo” in Suginami Ward, Tokyo ・ 2016 … We purchase three welfare transfer vehicles (Ogikubo, Sugamo, Kyodo) to “child with a disability nursery school Helen” ・ October 2017 … purchase of welfare and medical equipment with “child with a disability nursery school Helen Hatsudai” opening ・ November 2018 … We purchase one welfare transfer vehicle to “child with a disability nursery school Helen Nakamura Bridge” 【Support for visiting children with childcare anny support】 ・ 2015 … Launch of “A Visit to a Child with a Disabled Childcare Annie” ・ 2017 … Staff training expenses for “child with a disability visit childcare Annie” 【Florence’s baby marriage business】 [Image 11

・ 2017 … Support activity costs of “pregnancy consultation and special adoption” ・ 2018 … “Ninshin ・ adoption consultation card” production, counselor training cost Walmart Japan Holdings Co., Ltd. / Seiyu GK Executive Officer Human Resources Department Head Mr. Hanae Kurokawa Comments 西 Seiyu is promoting “Diversity & Inclusion” in which everyone can participate in society regardless of their disability, gender, nationality, etc. As part of that effort, we will support Mr. Florence. It is I am very happy that we can work with Mr. Florence in order to realize a society where everyone can be alive and active. ” About Seiyu’s Social Contribution Activities Grant Program This program is in the three areas of “Opportunity”, “Sustainability” and “Community Community” in line with the policy of social contribution activities that the parent company Walmart, Inc. is developing globally. Seiyu will provide grants to organizations working to resolve social issues. We will continue to support the resolution of social issues that will become “opportunity” as well as to Florence. https://www.walmartjapanseiyu.com/global-responsibility 【Murakami Foundation】 Murakami Foundation is a family foundation established by Murakami Hideaki. Through the designated donations and grants to non-profit organizations active for solving social issues in Japan, while continuing discussions with the groups, more support is continuously provided to people and events that require support. We aim to provide support that will trigger the delivery. As a foundation contributing to the resolution of social issues in Japan, a large number of support results for NPOs. 【Support results for Florence】 ・ February 2017 Childcare nursery school Helen Keido (Setagaya Ward’s first childcare nursery school) establishment support ・ October 2017 Support to new business “child home food” ・ June 2018 Not so! Child Abuse Project 2018 Operation Support [Image 12

Mr. Atsushi Murakami, Representative Director, Murakami Foundation Comment [Image 13

After the foundation was established, the first thing I gave was to support the opening of Florence’s nursery school for children with disabilities, Helen Kyodoen. When I came to Helen several times and came to think about the next step of the children I met, I received a story about the opening of this Nancy business. We sincerely hope that children will have many learning opportunities and that parents will have little or no room for their minds. On behalf of individual donors Mr. Ani Saeki (ANRI representative partner) [Image 14

Director of Japan Venture Capital Association. After graduating from Keio University’s Faculty of Economics, he joined Recruit and, through EastVentures, established ANRI in 2012. Invests in 100 Internet high technology areas as an independent venture capital firm. As the seed fund, we are operating the largest fund of 9.4 billion yen in Japan. Major investment support destinations include Raksul, hey, UUUM, Mirrativ, SmartDrive, and CrowdWorks. Atsushi Matsumoto (President and CEO, Laxul Co., Ltd.) [Image 15

Born in 1984 in Toyama Prefecture. After graduating from Keio University, he joined AT Kearney. While engaging in cost reduction projects, focusing on the fact that the printing industry, which has a market size of 6 trillion yen, has not been streamlined, Laksul shares in September 2009 to change the structure of the printing industry with the power of the Internet Established a company. Expand printing share platform business “Laxul” utilizing printing machine non-operation time. In December 2015, we also launched the distribution sharing platform business “Hakovel”. In 2018, he won first place in the “Japanese entrepreneur ranking” chosen by Forbes JAPAN. [Image 16

In expanding the model of this project, the power of nurses is essential. In the field where medical care children and their families realize a society where they can live in the community, new opportunities for nurses will expand.
● For more information about Nancy https://nancy.florence.or.jp
● Click here for nurse recruitment https://specialneeds.florence.or.jp/recruit/nancy/

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