Introduction: aging population has become a world-wide concern nowadays, to develop a model for integrate long term care which combines the information and communication technology (ICT)and personalized service is an inevitable and urgent need in Taiwan. The smart technology including Artificial intelligence 、Internet of things、Cloud computing、big data have been utilizing in the long-term care area not just improve the efficiency and quality of elderly service but release the burden on nursing resource shortage。The aim of this study was aimed to develop an integrate model for long-term care suit for Taiwan’s situation. Method: This case study explored four long-term care institutions through the documents analysis , the participants surveyed were the smart nursing home in Denmark、Japan、mainland China and Taiwan. Also the In-depth interviews were conducting with 8 people who working living in Taiwan suang-lien elderly center for their detailed information about smart long-term care. Result: Through the case study, we observe what is best and to strive to universalize these qualities in the feasibility study which is planning to establish a smart long-term care institution at Hsinchu city in Taiwan. Conclusion: we hope this research could be used as a reference for establish and promote Long-term care model with Taiwan characteristics, especially when the Local authorities have developed policies to provide guidance on how the local people aging in place. Through these ways The quality of elderly life will be improved with less manpower and senior-oriented industrial will be developed.
Hui-Fen Yang, Taipei City University of Science and Technology, Taiwan
Huei Chu Chen, National Taiwan Normal University, Taiwan