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The Experiences of Family Caregivers under the Long-term Care Insurance
Eun Young Kim, Ga Eon Lee, Sam Sook Kim, Chun Yee Lee
J Korean Acad Community Health Nurs. 2012;23(4):347-357.   Published online December 31, 2012
DOI: https://doi.org/10.12799/jkachn.2012.23.4.347
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PURPOSE
The purpose of this study was to explore the experiences of family caregivers who care for the elderly under Long-term Care Insurance.
METHODS
Data were collected using focus group interviews and analyzed using a phenomenological approach. The four focus groups consisted of eight caregivers, two social workers and three nurses in B city, Korea.
RESULTS
Five themes were identified: 'Obtaining a care-helper certification for employment', 'Taking care of the elderly in their homes', 'Difficulties due to life changes', 'Difficulties due to reduced wages' and 'Dissatisfaction with the Long-term Care Insurance operating system'.
CONCLUSION
The results of this study demonstrate that the long-term care system for family caregivers faces many systematic challenges in providing care for the elderly harmoniously in their home. To help them succeed in their tasks, Long-term Care Insurance system must offer respite and support programs to family caregivers.

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