Weekly Kaigo – Nikoniko Home Care

Weekly Kaigo

A YouTube channel to help Japanese residents in North America learn about elderly care.

Our mission is to support the bright future of Japanese people living in North America.

Concerned about healthcare and long-term care, many in North America consider returning to Japan. To help guide them and reduce anxiety, we’re launching a YouTube channel sharing events and resources on elderly care in North America. Our goal is to provide comprehensive options for a brighter future.

You can access our archive of videos anytime and feel free to watch and share them. If you have any questions, comments or are interested, please don’t hesitate to contact [email protected].

Challenges to Access to Canadian Health Care Services


February 5, 2024: Healthcare services in Canada need significant improvements. We need to address the shortage of family doctors and the unacceptable longer waiting times for treatments. Therefore, we would like to share useful websites to help you find a family doctor, other community health resources, and emergency room wait times.

First publicly funded long-term care insurance in the USA

Good news:

January 29, 2024: Washington State in the US started offering public long-term care insurance payments in 2023. A flat payment of $36,500 for life is available if employees contribute for at least ten years. The insurance benefits start in July 2026. We visit the “WA Cares funds” website to learn more.

Canadian Dental Care Plan

Good news:

January 22, 2024: Canada announced free dental care for financially eligible individuals in December 2023. Applications by age are being accepted now, and treatment starts in May. Previously, non-medical treatments like dentistry and eye care were not free, but the new dental care plan is expected to cover one-third of the population.