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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/601670
Category:
Full-text
Format:
Text-based Document
Type:
Poster
Title:
Social Welfare Needs and Utilizations of Aged Adults in Taiwan
Author(s):
Chen, Kuei-Min; Hsieh, Hsiu-Fen; Lin, Mei-Hui; Wang, Yueh-Chin
Lead Author STTI Affiliation:
Non-member
Author Details:
Kuei-Min Chen, RN, kmc@kmu.edu.tw; Hsiu-Fen Hsieh, MSN; Mei-Hui Lin, MS, RN; Yueh-Chin Wang, MS
Abstract:
Session presented on Saturday, July 25, 2015: Purpose: Owing to the rapid population aging, increased incidence of chronic diseases, and the changing family structure, the demand for long-term care for older adults continues to escalate sharply. A good policy dedicated to the welfare of older adults improves their quality of life. This study aimed to: 1) explore the current social welfare needs and utilization of aged adults, and 2) compare their differences among age groups, genders, and functional dependency levels.Methods: Using a stratified random sampling, 384 Taiwanese community-dwelling aged adults were recruited for this survey research. Participants were asked to rate their utilization of and needs for the current 30 social welfare services provided by the government on a Likert-type scale.Results: The three most widely known social welfare services by aged adults were: senior living allowance (95.83%), free bus and half-price MRT (92.71%), and the senior monetary stipend (90.62%). Young-old, male, and functionally independent older adults had more knowledge of these social welfare services than their counterparts (p < .05). The most widely used and the most needed social welfare services by the aged adults were senior monetary stipend (89.06%) and subsidy for national health insurance premium (75.52%); however, these services were the least satisfied by the older adults. Conclusion: While designing an integrated and comprehensive social welfare system, differing needs of different age groups, genders, and functional dependency levels should be taken into consideration. The strategies for disseminating the social welfare services information should keep the educational level of the possible recipients in mind, and the service application process should be made simple and easy for the aged adults. Results of this study could be used as a reference for developing a long-term care policy, long-term service law, and insurance law.
Keywords:
Aged adults; Long-term care; Social welfare
MeSH:
Aged; Social Welfare
CINAHL Headings:
Long�Term�Care
Repository Posting Date:
17-Mar-2016
Date of Publication:
17-Mar-2016 ; 17-Mar-2016
Other Identifiers:
INRC15PST230
Conference Date:
2015
Conference Name:
26th International Nursing Research Congress
Conference Host:
Sigma Theta Tau International, the Honor Society of Nursing
Conference Location:
San Juan, Puerto Rico
Description:
Research Congress 2015 Theme: Question Locally, Engage Regionally, Apply Globally. Held at the Puerto Rico Convention Center.

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dc.type.categoryFull-texten
dc.formatText-based Documenten
dc.typePosteren
dc.titleSocial Welfare Needs and Utilizations of Aged Adults in Taiwanen
dc.contributor.authorChen, Kuei-Minen
dc.contributor.authorHsieh, Hsiu-Fenen
dc.contributor.authorLin, Mei-Huien
dc.contributor.authorWang, Yueh-Chinen
dc.contributor.departmentNon-memberen
dc.author.detailsKuei-Min Chen, RN, kmc@kmu.edu.tw; Hsiu-Fen Hsieh, MSN; Mei-Hui Lin, MS, RN; Yueh-Chin Wang, MSen
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/601670-
dc.description.abstractSession presented on Saturday, July 25, 2015: Purpose: Owing to the rapid population aging, increased incidence of chronic diseases, and the changing family structure, the demand for long-term care for older adults continues to escalate sharply. A good policy dedicated to the welfare of older adults improves their quality of life. This study aimed to: 1) explore the current social welfare needs and utilization of aged adults, and 2) compare their differences among age groups, genders, and functional dependency levels.Methods: Using a stratified random sampling, 384 Taiwanese community-dwelling aged adults were recruited for this survey research. Participants were asked to rate their utilization of and needs for the current 30 social welfare services provided by the government on a Likert-type scale.Results: The three most widely known social welfare services by aged adults were: senior living allowance (95.83%), free bus and half-price MRT (92.71%), and the senior monetary stipend (90.62%). Young-old, male, and functionally independent older adults had more knowledge of these social welfare services than their counterparts (p < .05). The most widely used and the most needed social welfare services by the aged adults were senior monetary stipend (89.06%) and subsidy for national health insurance premium (75.52%); however, these services were the least satisfied by the older adults. Conclusion: While designing an integrated and comprehensive social welfare system, differing needs of different age groups, genders, and functional dependency levels should be taken into consideration. The strategies for disseminating the social welfare services information should keep the educational level of the possible recipients in mind, and the service application process should be made simple and easy for the aged adults. Results of this study could be used as a reference for developing a long-term care policy, long-term service law, and insurance law.en
dc.subjectAged adultsen
dc.subjectLong-term careen
dc.subjectSocial welfareen
dc.subject.meshAgeden
dc.subject.meshSocial Welfareen
dc.subject.cinahlLong�Term�Careen
dc.date.available2016-03-17T12:52:19Zen
dc.date.issued2016-03-17-
dc.date.issued2016-03-17en
dc.date.accessioned2016-03-17T12:52:19Zen
dc.conference.date2015en
dc.conference.name26th International Nursing Research Congressen
dc.conference.hostSigma Theta Tau International, the Honor Society of Nursingen
dc.conference.locationSan Juan, Puerto Ricoen
dc.descriptionResearch Congress 2015 Theme: Question Locally, Engage Regionally, Apply Globally. Held at the Puerto Rico Convention Center.en
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