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A study on the Improvement of Welfare System for Care Worker in Seoul (서울시 요양보호사 처우개선을 위한 지원방안 연구)

  • Kim, Jihye;Kim, Seokjoon;Lee, Junyoung;Lee, Okjin;Oh, Gayoung
    • Journal of The Korea Institute of Healthcare Architecture
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    • v.17 no.4
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    • pp.15-23
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    • 2011
  • Long-term care Insurance system for the Elderly was started to respond to the aged society on July 2008 in Korea. So responsibility of the care for the old is being changed from the family to the society. The introduction of that insurance system has brought the growth of demand for care service. To improve the level of quality for care service providers in long-term care, the role of care worker in providers is recognized as important. But welfare system for the care worker seems to be poor. So the Seoul Metropolitan Council is preparing an ordinance for the care worker and the purpose of this study is for the ordinance as well. Questionnaires, interviews, documentary surveys were used to carry out this study. The results of this study are summarized as follows. The job stability is the most important thing for the care worker, so local government has to make efforts to promote the job stability of care worker. A welfare center for care workers is needed for the health for care workers in the local government. And the local government has to supervise service providers more strictly and evaluate them in treatments of care worker.

A study on care work act (개호복지사 제도의 연구)

  • Lee In-Hak;Kim Young-Ock
    • The Journal of Korean Physical Therapy
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    • v.11 no.3
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    • pp.141-150
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    • 1999
  • The ratio of the Korean old aged man increase $4\%$ in 2030. As the growth of the old man over sixty-five years old, there needs a care Health specialist, care worker who helps different people in daily life. The old man welfare facilities are a medical doctor, nurse, physical therapy, occupational therapy, nutritionist, social worker, and care worker. They constitute teamwork and effort activities of daily living and rehabilitation. According to Japanese care worker low; a research worker makes the care welfare programs from Article 1 to 26 that agree with the real state of Korea.

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An Improved Particle Swarm Optimization Algorithm for Care Worker Scheduling

  • Akjiratikarl, Chananes;Yenradee, Pisal;Drake, Paul R.
    • Industrial Engineering and Management Systems
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    • v.7 no.2
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    • pp.171-181
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    • 2008
  • Home care, known also as domiciliary care, is part of the community care service that is a responsibility of the local government authorities in the UK as well as many other countries around the world. The aim is to provide the care and support needed to assist people, particularly older people, people with physical or learning disabilities and people who need assistance due to illness to live as independently as possible in their own homes. It is performed primarily by care workers visiting clients' homes where they provide help with daily activities. This paper is concerned with the dispatching of care workers to clients in an efficient manner. The optimized routine for each care worker determines a schedule to achieve the minimum total cost (in terms of distance traveled) without violating the capacity and time window constraints. A collaborative population-based meta-heuristic called Particle Swarm Optimization (PSO) is applied to solve the problem. A particle is defined as a multi-dimensional point in space which represents the corresponding schedule for care workers and their clients. Each dimension of a particle represents a care activity and the corresponding, allocated care worker. The continuous position value of each dimension determines the care worker to be assigned and also the assignment priority. A heuristic assignment scheme is specially designed to transform the continuous position value to the discrete job schedule. This job schedule represents the potential feasible solution to the problem. The Earliest Start Time Priority with Minimum Distance Assignment (ESTPMDA) technique is developed for generating an initial solution which guides the search direction of the particle. Local improvement procedures (LIP), insertion and swap, are embedded in the PSO algorithm in order to further improve the quality of the solution. The proposed methodology is implemented, tested, and compared with existing solutions for some 'real' problem instances.

The Relationship Between the Perception of Stress for care and the Elderly Abuse

  • Kim, Kyung-Woo
    • Journal of the Korea Society of Computer and Information
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    • v.20 no.11
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    • pp.169-174
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    • 2015
  • The study is to clarify the relationship among the positive and negative recognition of stress and physical and psychological abuse and neglect aiming at getting the material. They are to prevent elder abuse at the main care worker for frail and dementia elderly. The degree of fitness to the data where positive and negative recognition of main care worker was located as dependent variable. The casual model in which main care worker was located as independent variable. The degree of fitness of casual model was GFI=0.772, CFI=0.795, RESEA=0.067. Among path coefficient included in the previous model, three of figures going toward three of abuse to the elder were statistically significant.

Mediated Effect of Empowerment in the Influence on the Job Satisfaction and Job Involvement of Care Worker Self-efficacy (요양보호사의 자기 효능감이 업무만족과 업무몰입에 미치는 영향에서 임파워먼트의 매개효과)

  • Kwon, Seung-Sug;Song, Sun-Hee
    • The Journal of the Korea Contents Association
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    • v.12 no.10
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    • pp.320-329
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    • 2012
  • The study originated in finding the way to improve the job satisfaction and job involvement of care worker, who work in the Elderly Care Facilities, by researching and analysing the influences on the job satisfaction and job involvement of their self-efficacy and empowerment directly or indirectly. The result from the influences on empowerment of care worker self-efficacy was that the higher the self-confidence and self-control efficacy were, the higher the empowerment was. And the influence on job involvement of self-efficacy was that the higher the self-control efficacy and job preference were, the higher the job involvement was. The influence on job satisfaction of care worker was that the higher the self-confidence, self-control efficacy, and job preference were, the higher the job involvement was. The higher care worker individual empowerment and environmental empowerment were, the higher their job involvement and job satisfaction were. We can find out that there is a mediated effect as an influence on job involvement and job satisfaction of self-efficacy.

The Effect of Income Support Allowance for Care Workers on Their Wage Increase (요양보호사 처우개선비 정책이 임금인상에 미친 효과)

  • Na, Young-Kyoon;Jeong, Hyoung-Sun
    • Health Policy and Management
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    • v.30 no.1
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    • pp.92-99
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    • 2020
  • Background: The purpose of this study is to analyze the effect of the income support allowance policy for the care workers on wage level. Methods: The analysis data was constructed using database (DB) of long-term care institution, DB of long-term care personnel status, and DB of health insurance qualification and contribution possessed by National Health Insurance Services. We analyzed the wage status of care workers 2009 to 2016 through basic analysis. We used the difference-in-difference analysis method for the workers who worked in the same institution from 2012 to 2013, The effects of the income allowance policy on wage increase were analyzed. Results: As a result of the net effect of the income support allowance policy, the monthly average wage of the care worker increased by 25,676 won and the hourly wage increased by 478 won. As a result of the analysis, it can be confirmed that the income support allowance policy has achieved some of the goals of raising the wage level of the care workers, and the effect of raising wages for other occupations in the long-term care business can be confirmed. Conclusion: The low wage problem of long-term care workers such as care workers is not the only problem in Korea. In other countries, there are various wage support policies for employees. In particular, it is necessary to refer to the improvement in the treatment of care workers in Japan and wage pass-through in the United States. In addition to wages, there is a need to promote policies to provide employment motivation through efforts to improve their social status and improve their job status and career development for employees in long-term care facilities.

A Study on Care Worker's Job Satisfaction in the Korea and Japan: Focusing on the Gyeongsangnam-do and the Osaka city (한국과 일본 케어워커의 직무만족도에 관한 비교 연구)

  • Jang, Yu-Mi;Kang, Ga-Young;Baik, Jeong-Won;Ryu, Ki-Hyung
    • Korean Journal of Social Welfare
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    • v.62 no.3
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    • pp.109-139
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    • 2010
  • With execution of the social care insurance for the elderly, it has been an issue of raising professionally trained care workers. The importance of building social care employees has already been emphasized in Korean and Japan. The purpose of this study is to empirically survey the job satisfaction of care workers toward workers of nursing homes and care institutions in osaka city of Japan and 150 care worker in Gyeongsangnam-do of Korea were sampled and interviewed to collect informations about the job satisfaction of care workers toward care insurance system for a questionnaire. The results of this survey as follow; basic recognition of care workers on the care insurance system change seems to be low. And then job satisfaction of care workers is high. But it was found that job stress level was relatively high. There wasn't statistically significant difference in job satisfaction and job stress than personal characteristics and job characteristics. But There was statistically significant difference in job satisfaction and job stress by nation.

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A Study on the Care Worker's Working Condition and Wage with Public Data of the NHIC (공공데이터를 활용한 요양보호사 근로실태 및 임금 분석)

  • Kyoung, Seung-Ku;Jang, So-Hyun;Lee, Yong-Gab
    • The Journal of the Korea Contents Association
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    • v.17 no.6
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    • pp.339-350
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    • 2017
  • In December 2014, the study analyzed the wage level of Long-term Care Facilities reported by the National Health Insurance Organization Database. From 2008 to 2014, 1,231.357 people in Korea were acquired qualification for care worker. This study tries to the wage of 1,221,085 care workers. We found out that 91.3% of all are women, and 41% out of care worker qualification were between 50-59 years old. And only 14.8% were employed as care workers. About 73.2% of the nursing care workers had less than 3 years of service at the current job, and their wages were 129.2 million won per month for Nursing Home and 6,421 won per hour for the home care center. In order to investigate care workers, it needs to distinguish between Nursing Home and home care center, and it was also confirmed that wage increases was not reached. In addition, we can question the effect of improvement allowance for better working condition, and suggest fundamental problems for care workers' wage and status.

Effects of Work Environment on Job Satisfaction and Spontaneity Care Workers at Social Welfare Facilities

  • Kim, Moon-Jung
    • The Journal of Distribution Science
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    • v.13 no.8
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    • pp.49-59
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    • 2015
  • Purpose - This purpose of this research is to verify the influence of the care workers' environment on their job satisfaction and on their voluntary behavior. Research design, data, and methodology - Data were collected from care workers at elderly medical and home care facilities in Korea in Seoul and Kyung-ki. Of 367 total respondents, 285 responses were used. This study performed exploratory factor analysis in order to verify the validity and credibility of the data. Regression analysis was conducted to verify the influence of the working environment, which encompasses the worker's relationship with the agency and with the elderly, on job satisfaction. Results - The hypothesis results were: First, from analyzing the influence of the working environment on the worker's job satisfaction, both relationship with the agency (p<.001) and relationship with the elderly (p<.05) positively affect job satisfaction; second, the exploratory analysis verifies the influence or the working environment on job satisfaction. Conclusions - The results indicate that the relationship with the agency (p<.001) and relationship with the elderly (p<.001) both positively affect the voluntary behavior of the workers.

The Mediating Effects of Care Work Appraisals Held by Care Workers in Elderly Care Facilities on the Relationship between Job Environment and Service Quality (시설요양보호사의 근무환경과 서비스 질과의 관계에서 돌봄노동 평가의 매개효과)

  • Kim, Su-Jeong
    • The Journal of the Korea Contents Association
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    • v.18 no.5
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    • pp.58-70
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    • 2018
  • This study aimed to investigate the positive and negative appraisals of care work held by care workers in elderly care facilities and to analyze the mediating effect of care worker's appraisals of care work on the relationship between job environment and service quality. For the purpose of the study, the data were collected from 298 care workers by using non-random and purpose sampling method. The results of the study showed job environment was a significant predictor in explaining in the variances of care work appraisal and service quality. In addition, care worker's positive and negative appraisals of care work were statistically significant mediators in the association of between job environment and service quality. Finding of the study indicated that service quality could be improved by not only improving job environment but also strengthening care worker's positive appraisal of care work. Finally, based on the findings of the study, implications and limitations of the study were discussed.