First Advisor

Richard Dozal-Lockwood

Date of Award

Spring 6-2023

Document Type


Degree Name

Bachelor of Science (B.S.) in Public Health Studies: Health Administration Services


Health Studies




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.


In Copyright. URI: This Item is protected by copyright and/or related rights. You are free to use this Item in any way that is permitted by the copyright and related rights legislation that applies to your use. For other uses you need to obtain permission from the rights-holder(s).

Persistent Identifier

Included in

Public Health Commons