J Korean Acad Community Health Nurs.  2011 Jun;22(2):141-150. 10.12799/jkachn.2011.22.2.141.

Counseling Elderly People in Long-term Care Service

Affiliations
  • 1Department of Nursing, Daegu Haany University, Korea.
  • 2Department of Nursing, Sunmoon University, Korea. cmchoi@chollian.net

Abstract

PURPOSE
The purpose of this study was to examine satisfaction with counseling in long-term care service, and to compare the scores of counseling satisfaction according to variables among beneficiaries of Korean long-term care services.
METHODS
Questionnaires were completed by 445 beneficiaries of long-term care insurance to measure satisfaction with counseling. Research design was cross-sectional descriptive design. Data were analyzed using descriptive statistics, t-test and ANOVA for evaluating differences in satisfaction with counseling according to variables including economic status, the level of long-term care insurance approval, duration of long term care service, and conditions of counseling.
RESULTS
The score of satisfaction with counseling was somewhat high as 71.67. The score of counselor's attitude was highest among the subcategories of satisfaction. The factors that influenced satisfaction with counseling were frequency and time of counseling (F=12.19, p<.001).
CONCLUSION
Home-based individual counseling is necessary for the elderly who need long-term care service. The National Long-term Care Insurance Corporation should offer counseling and assistance to elders and their caregivers about long term care insurance.

Keyword

Elderly; Long term care; Counseling
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