According to Ministry of Interior, there were more than 2.6 million people older than 65 years in Taiwan. It consisted of 11.15% of the whole population. Long-term caring for senior persons in Taiwan is now a booming business that delicate business prescription is a must for any private institution. No more than 48 beds in the institution is the legal constraint that makes a long-term caring center in a position, very difficult to maintain a sustainable business. From our study in 2010, it indicated that community service is one of several ingredients to pursue sustainable management. The objective of this paper was to take community service as a moderating role to achieve sustainable management for a private long-term caring center. In the mean time, senior persons can maintain lifestyles of health and sustainability (LOHAS). 53 persons older than 45 years old had been interviewed at their home and Likert’s five-point questionnaire was collected for further study. The SPSS statistical package had been used for statistical analysis. Three aspects consisting of engagement in community activities, acceptance of community service, and daily living capability had been verified by t-tests, ANOVA, and other statistical process. The obtained results identified the vulnerable groups who need urgent community service, even taking care by official social workers. Follow-up prescriptions for the neighboring communities at a long-term caring center are now can be performed on a daily basis as well as long term management.
Shue-E Fang, Taiwan Shoufu University, Taiwan
Deng-Ching Wong, Taiwan Shoufu University, Taiwan
Li-Shu Chen, Taiwan Shoufu University, Taiwan
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