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Introduction of Home Rehabilitation Services in Long-term Care Insurance System for the Elderly

  • Korean Journal of Occupational Therapy
  • Abbr : Korean J of Occup Ther
  • 2010, 18(3), pp.23-35
  • Publisher : Korean Society Of Occupational Therapy
  • Research Area : Medicine and Pharmacy > Working Therapeutics

Kim Hee Jung 1 Key Hyo Lee 2 Lee Jaeshin 3

1가야대학교
2인제대학교
3건양대학교

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ABSTRACT

This study aims to investigate the basis for an effective introduction of basic information on Home Rehabilitation Services (HRS) in the Long-term Care Insurance System. It attempts to ascertain the situations and problems of a Home Health Project in Korea through references, and to research an introduction of HRS through a review of the Long-term Care Insurance System for the Elderly. It also reviews the general issue of HRS in other countries and the associated-laws for a proper introduction of such services. As a result of a literature review, it was found that the necessity of HRS by experts is magnified in home health care services and the Long-term Care Insurance System at an interim evaluation. Various HRSs have been carried out under government-led programs in most major countries, whereas there has been a lack of participation of rehabilitation therapists in Korea due to the absence of a proper legal ground. This study implies that both patients suffering from chronic illness and elderly people need an HRS and have a strong intention to use such services. To provide various HRSs to meet patient needs, it is necessary to enact laws and systemic grounds for the introduction of an HRS in the Long-term Care Insurance System. To do this,we must develop various programs and pilot projects with health professionals involved in Community Health Services. Also, various studies are expected to investigate the demand for an HRS, and to spread public opinion regarding its introduction in Korea.

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