Kaohsiung: Eco World Development Group Berhad (EcoWorld Malaysia) and Aged Care Group (ACG) proceeded to the next stage of the cross-border collaboration with Kaohsiung Medical University Hospital (KMUH) of Taiwan with the signing of two separate Cooperation Agreement to provide training courses in Malaysia involving community activities, community care and care management.
The signing follows the MOU signing which took place in Malaysia earlier in February that will see KMUH sharing knowledge and experience in healthcare & wellness service. The collaboration will involve teaching, research, talent cultivation and talent exchange between both countries.
EcoWorld will be able to leverage on KMUH’s expertise in the health & wellness perspective. KMUH’s expertise ranges from health & wellness related training to instilling health & wellness awareness amongst the community to even providing medical related advice to those in need.
President & CEO of EcoWorld Malaysia Dato’ Chang Khim Wah said: “We are thrilled that KMUH is aligned with us on our journey in building holistically sustainable community in Eco Sanctuary, Malaysia and our partnership will certainly be beneficial for us and we look forward to learning from the group about health & wellness.
This is just the start of a great journey together as we look to expand these services to our other projects in the three main regions in Malaysia – Klang Valley, Penang and Iskandar Malaysia. We look forward to mutual benefit for this cooperation agreement and to future collaborations with KMUH.”
Malaysia is the second southeast Asian country after Vietnam to collaborate with the Kaohsiung Group. Its state-of-the-art medical system is being used in three hospitals and one medical university in Taiwan. They are Kaohsiung Medical University Chung-Ho Memorial Hospital, Kaohsiung Municipal Ta-Tung Hospital, Kaohsiung Municipal Siaogang Hospital and Kaohsiung Medical University.
As Malaysia prepares itself to be an ageing nation where more than 10% of its population will be 60 years and older by 2020, thought has to be given to grapple with the problems and challenges that will arise. Most common and high on the list is deteriorating health, special care and lack of proper shelter.
Recognising these challenges, EcoWorld Malaysia has also worked closely with Aged Care Group (ACG) to create a holistic living environment encompassing an integrated health & wellness concept focussing on “health & wellness” in its Eco Sanctuary township. The Eco Sanctuary Care Hub was established in September last year with services provided by ACG.
This is also in line with the Group’s focus to bring their Signature Townships up another level to drive further value creation. Under the aegis of a new programme named “Life@EcoWorld”, various new elements have been introduced to heighten the desirability and liveability of every EcoWorld development. This includes the creation of digitally enabled communities using 4th industrial revolution solutions as well as the introduction of Integrated Wellness & Care components that meet the needs and lifestyle aspirations of our customers at every stage of their lives.
Chang added “At EcoWorld, community building is an important aspect of our business and forms one of the pillars in our mission of Being a Caring and Responsible Organisation which actively contributes back to Society.
As we hand over more of our properties, our focus is now on building our communities and about offering a well-rounded lifestyle living in EcoWorld’s properties. Hence under our programme of Life@EcoWorld, we are introducing various new elements into our projects to heighten the desirability and liveability of our developments.”
The Life@EcoWorld pilot project kicked off in The Parque Residences – Eco Sanctuary’s luxury high rise where the Care Hub offers 24/7 nurse-on-call services as well as a care manager to attend to any care services requests.
The establishment of Co-Wellness in Sanctuary Mall also followed suit in December 2018 to offer the wider community health & wellness supports which are similar to what Care Hub offers.
The idea for this stemmed from the term ageing-in-place – defined as the ability to live in one’s own home and community safely, independently, and comfortably, regardless of age, income, or ability level.
Catering to people of all walks of life, The Parque Residences at Eco Sanctuary also offers unique “ageing in place” features that include:
- A Care Hub with 24/7 nurse station and monthly doctor consultation
- A home providing accessibility with furnished features at easily reachable heights
- Furnished with friendly design and safety support like bathroom with handrails, even-level floor and non-slip tiles
- Complimentary shuttle services within the township, including a shopping mall which comes with a wellness theme
- Individualised concierge and hospitality services like housekeeping and meals delivery
- Personalised health and wellness services like medical escort, physiotherapy, blood pressure and sugar level monitoring
Services provided are based on the Circles of 5 Enriched Living Programme which comprises five key components – Physical, Mental, Emotional, Social and Financial. Residents can engage in the many recreational activities that surround the five components which also acts as a platform for the community to gather and socialise.
Apart from Care Hub at Eco Sanctuary, another initiative by the Group is the Life Space at Eco Sanctuary and Eco Ardence. Life Space is a platform created to accelerate community building efforts in the township with activities organised for the elderly and the community as a whole as a means of promoting a holistic lifestyle.
About Eco World Development Group Berhad (EcoWorld Malaysia)
EcoWorld Malaysia is a public listed Malaysian company involved mainly in property development. The Group is led by some of the most well-known and respected players in the property industry.
It has secured approximately 8,126.4 acres of land bank with a total gross development value (GDV) of RM87.5 billion. Currently, EcoWorld Malaysia has a presence in the Klang Valley, Iskandar Malaysia and Penang with 20 projects in total comprising a product range that includes affordable, upgrader and luxury homes, integrated high-rise developments and green business parks.
Through Eco World International Berhad (EcoWorld International), the brand has also extended its reach to the United Kingdom and Australia.
EcoWorld Malaysia is honoured to be one of the Top 10 Developers at The Edge Malaysia Property Excellence Awards in 2016, 2017 & 2018 and also proud to be named ‘Best of the Best Employers – Malaysia’ in AON’s Best Employer Studies in 2016 & 2017.