Title A Study on Feasibility of Small-scale Welfare Facilities for Elderly Using Empty Houses
Authors 하호진(Ha, Ho-Jin)
DOI https://doi.org/10.5659/JAIK.2023.39.1.79
Page pp.79-87
ISSN 2733-6247
Keywords Small-scale Welfare Facilities; Saga Prefecture; Regional Symbiotic Station; Takurosho; Empty Houses; remodeling
Abstract In Korea, the increase of empty houses along with the super-aged society is a constant issue. In contrast, Japan, which entered the super-aged society before Korea in 2005, especially in Saga prefecture, mainly operates its own project called 'Community Symbiotic Station,' which mainly utilizes empty houses, and anyone, including elderly, disabled and children, naturally gathers to support various services and activities such as nursing care, care and living support. In this study, the operating entity, building overview and provision services were examined first through the cases of five community symbiotic station offices operated by Saga prefecture in Japan. Next, the survey conducted on the elderly over 65 years old shows that there were many positive responses to establishment of small welfare facilities for the elderly in the region, along with identifying the appropriate number of people, necessary services, and appropriate establishment locations. Based on these results, the possibility of a new small welfare facility for the elderly using empty houses was proposed.