Date of Award
Bachelor of Science (B.S.) in Public Health Studies: Health Administration Services
Long-term care, home health, individualism, collectivism, Taiwan, the United States
Taiwan is one of the world's fastest-aging societies and in 1994 implemented its universal National Health Insurance program which would later include a comprehensive long-term care system. The United States is also an aging society and a growing number of Americans are in need of long-term care services that the government has yet to provide or finance. Aging in place, the desire of older adults to stay in their homes as they age has consistently remained popular among Americans 50+ resulting in the popularity of home-based medical care. Taiwan society also values aging in place and an emphasis on Confucian values as well as filial piety has resulted in the majority of Taiwanese older adults living at home. In this thesis, the author performed a literature review on the topic of home healthcare services in Taiwan and the United States.
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Gloden, Jaden, "International Comparison of Literature on Home Health: Taiwan and the United States" (2023). University Honors Theses. Paper 1376.