Since its introduction in 2008, the Korea’s LTCI has produced numerous positive results, including: mitigation of the risk of long-term caregiving for the family members of seniors; decrease in the financial burden of caregiving on families; and improvement in the quality of life of elderly beneficiaries and their families. According to the evaluation on the performance of the LTCI with 17 indicators, it can be showed that the at-home care system needs to be strengthened in order to ensure the long-term financial sustainability of the LTCI and reduce the regional inequality in access to available service resources.
Ⅰ. Introduction 1 Ⅱ. Research Method 5 1. Performance Evaluation Method 7 2. Performance Indicators 8 Ⅲ. Research Results 11 1. Structural Characteristics of the Current LTCI 13 2. Evaluation of LTCI Performance 17 Ⅳ. Conclusion: Findings and Policy Implications 45 Bibliography 53