A Preliminary Study on Business Models of Elders' Home Care Services
|關鍵字:||商業模式;居家照護;遠距居家照護;銀髮族;Business Models;Home Care;Tele-home Care;Elders|
The population of the world is aging as well as Taiwan. The pattern of human disease is becoming from acute to chronic. The medical treatment will not just focus on the medication, as well as care. The estimation of dependency ratio shows that 1.5 people will take care of an elder at 140 years of the Republic. The economic burden of young adults will increase, they will be unable to take care of their elders well. In addition, human care will be in a serious shortage. Therefore, silver hair care will become a hot industry of this century. The purpose of this study is to propose a viable business model to meet up the silver-haired home care services, then to utilize the science and technology to manage the ancillary products and specialization, in order to achieve "professional, warm, affordable" principle. This study adopted qualitative research methods to investigate the literature related to the silver-haired home care issues and build a business model. Finally, to correct mode implementation through the interviews. Based on the Interviews, the business model of the study exactly satisfied with most of the silver-haired. However, most of the elder are thrifty with low acceptable payment; their children are willing to pay the high cost to maintain their quality of life. In addition, at the beginning of the manipulation of the business model, the various partners benefit lower than in the past, but the benifit increases as the senior number grows. The proposed business model is highly feasible, but there is still space for improvement and correction. We expect the business model can be executed in the market as soon as possible and adjusted in accordance with the need of the elderly to properly take care of them and to achieve "aging at home, worry-free among the life".
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