The Exploration of Current Status and Executive Dilemma of Evaluation for Long- term Care Institutions in TaiwanName : Dr. Chu Li- Wen
Affliation : Director
University : Sanhe Nursing Home
Country : Taiwan
Background: To enhance the quality of service for long-term care institutions, the Government began to implement evaluation of long-term care institutions in2001. The connotation of evaluation for long-term care institutions has been revised. The purpose of this study was to explore the current status and the plight of implement evaluation of Taiwan's long-term care institutions to provide more suggestions for improvement and reference.
Methods: Historical analysis and focus group are the research design. The researcher collected calendar year evaluation indicators and methods, and analyzed data in accordance with the dimensions of structure, process and result of the management and care of long-term care institutions. Through purposive sampling, the administrators of eight long term care facilities and eight nursing homes in northern Taiwan were the research participants. We carry out two focus groups. Interview guide is included: what is your perspective about evaluation of long-term care institutions? What the inconvenience of the evaluation? What need to be improved, etc. Content analysis was used to data analysis.
Results: The evaluation indicators need to be formed by experts and operators to form a consensus. Evaluation should be consistent institutional growth needs. It is important to pay attention to the interaction and operation of the organization with the external environment.
Conclusion: Evaluation of Long-term care institutions has a considerable contribution to promote the service quality. Evaluation should not rigidly.
Chu, Li-Wen is currently working serving as Director for Sanhe Nursing Home, Taiwan. She has completed her Master of Youth and Child Welfare in the Chinese Culture University and Corning Healthcare & Management College. She worked as. Executive Director, Taiwan Long-Term Care Association, she was CEO Huian Home Nursing Care and was Director Seamount Nursing home. Chu, Li-Wen was a Head Nurse in ICUP anchiao Chunghsing Hospital and Community Service Center & ER Ren-Ai Hospital. She was Nurse in ICU & ÉRXintai Hospital and Hualien Tzu Chi.