An Analysis of Examining the Utilization of Long-term Care 2 0 Services among the Middle and Elderly People in Taiwan

  • 洪 維駿

Student thesis: Doctoral Thesis

Abstract

Population aging is one of the issues that most countries concern about As of March 2020 the percentage of elderly population in Taiwan was 15 5% which is known as an aged society According to National Development Council Taiwan will turn into the super-aged society since 2026 At that time one out of every five Taiwanese people will belong to elderly population Therefore how to deal with this aging population issue has become the mission that both individual and government need to fulfill By using the secondary data from the 2017 Report of the Senior Citizen Condition Survey conducted by Ministry of Health and Welfare we investigate factors that influence the willingness of utilizing Long-term Care 2 0 services among middle and elderly people in Taiwan According to Andersen healthcare utilization model we categorized independent variables into four categories predisposing variables enabling variables need variables other variables Dependent variables are willingness to use Long-term Care 2 0 services which were chosen from the three ABC tier services including A: evaluation and referral services for long-term care community-based integrated service center; B: day care and home service and C: long-term care station in alleys and lanes We analyzed factors that might affect the willingness of middle-aged and elderly people to use Long-term Care 2 0 services Results reveal that predisposing variables enabling variables need variables other variables would affect the willingness of utilizing ABC tier services This Results may provide strategies to government and health policy makers for promoting and formulating the long-term care policy
Date of Award2020
Original languageEnglish
SupervisorWei-Hua Tian (Supervisor)

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