Article | . 2017 Vol. 17, Issue. 5
A literature study on long term care for the elderly in Korea and Japan



Departments of Biomedical Health Science, Graduate School, Dongeui University1
Departments of Dental Hygiene, Wonju College of Medical, Yonsei University2




2017.. 705:719


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The purpose of this study is to look into the health insurance systems and application in Korea and Japan in order to improve elderly people’s quality of life. Their quality of life can be improved by upgrading the long term care systems; and extending treatment and prevention.This study is to examine long term care systems articles through content analysis in the National Health Insurance Service. Data were collected from the printed Internet and analyzed. A part-time dentist system in elderly care facilities has trouble in taking care of old people’s oral health due to both lack of time and operational difficulties. It is urgent to arrange dental experts who can permanently stay in care facilities and to build systems which can be managed periodically and continually. As having staff training for the efficiency and using the manpower in care facilities (care workers), it is necessary to solve the unequal medical service in oral health care for the elderly in Korea.



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