Health outcomes associated with participating in community care centres for older people in Taiwan

Yu Hsien Chiang, Hui Chuan Hsu

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Abstract

Community care centres (CCCs) are widespread across Taiwan and have provided health promotion and social activities for older people in communities since 1995. The purpose of this study was to describe the status of the delivery and management of CCCs for older people, and to explore the effects of individual factors and the organisational factors on the health-related outcome of older people's participation in CCCs. The sample was taken from participants at CCCs in Taichung, Taiwan. Twenty-five CCCs participated in the study. The managers and the elderly participants of CCCs underwent face-to-face interviews. In total, 417 elderly participants and 25 chiefs completed the face-to-face interviews. The participants reported that self-reported health, sleep quality, memory, family relationships, care for health, and health literacy improved after they participated in the programme. There were no consistent organisational factors related to the outcomes. However, management style was related to sleep quality improvement and staffing getting paid was related to family relationship improvement. Policy recommendations are provided.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)337-347
Number of pages11
JournalHealth and Social Care in the Community
Volume27
Issue number2
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Mar 1 2019

Keywords

  • community care centres
  • community services for the elderly people
  • older people
  • social participation

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Social Sciences (miscellaneous)
  • Sociology and Political Science
  • Health Policy
  • Public Health, Environmental and Occupational Health

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