Abstract

With the tendency of the aging of the population all over the world, the life of the elderly has become a significant issue in the future development of social welfare.This leads us to review once more the security and propriety of existing care institutions. The study is aimed at studying the environment of two private-run and small-scale elderly care institutions and a senior citizen's welfare institution with the judicial person through Post-Occupancy Evaluation. In this way, the research results are analyzed and concluded from the test criteria stipulated by the Taiwan government and the marking criteria with regard to the elderly’s needsstipulated in this thesis as well as the visits and interviews. Based on the research analysis and interview records, it is found that there still exist several issues about the elderly care institutions and suggestions regarding such are made.There is also a difference between the evaluation tools used by public sector and this research. Despite the stiff rules, however, the living condition and happiness of the elderly are reduced or even neglected because of the limited scale and capacity of the care institutions. As a result, the design and legislation, as well as the implementation of the evaluationand the said requirements should be emphasized in the future

Keywords

the elderly, long-term care nursing home, environment evaluation

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Jul 1st, 12:00 AM

A Discussion on the Environmental Evaluation Tools of Care Institutions for the Elderly

With the tendency of the aging of the population all over the world, the life of the elderly has become a significant issue in the future development of social welfare.This leads us to review once more the security and propriety of existing care institutions. The study is aimed at studying the environment of two private-run and small-scale elderly care institutions and a senior citizen's welfare institution with the judicial person through Post-Occupancy Evaluation. In this way, the research results are analyzed and concluded from the test criteria stipulated by the Taiwan government and the marking criteria with regard to the elderly’s needsstipulated in this thesis as well as the visits and interviews. Based on the research analysis and interview records, it is found that there still exist several issues about the elderly care institutions and suggestions regarding such are made.There is also a difference between the evaluation tools used by public sector and this research. Despite the stiff rules, however, the living condition and happiness of the elderly are reduced or even neglected because of the limited scale and capacity of the care institutions. As a result, the design and legislation, as well as the implementation of the evaluationand the said requirements should be emphasized in the future

 

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