This research employs the data of a long-term care services survey in Pingtung County in 2014, and the analysis here is based on care service users' needs. The results illustrated that the source of income (especially from children), living alone in daytime, attending community activities, ADL and SPMSQ levels had significant relationship with the four categories of domestic services defined by this research. In addition, living alone in daytime was the only variable with negative relationship with all the four types of domestic services. Accordingly, it implies that, on the one hand, the domestic services, day care services, day nursing services and some other long-term care services have to be well integrated in order to meet people's needs. On the other hand, the results concluded that care service users had different needs and preferences on the items of services regarding to their backgrounds, which suggested that the services have to be fully personalised. In this case, an institute that delivers small-sized multi-functional services may be the solution to it.
- Pingtung County
- domestic care
- long-term care
- small-sized multi-functional services