Taiwan Life Insurance and Big Data Co., Ltd.’s data content platform “Network Thermometer” jointly held the “2023 Age-Friendly Survey and Forum” today (18th), and released the latest “2023 Age-Friendly Survey” insight report on-site. The survey showed that Taiwan is in The four major indicators of age-friendliness only received “barely passing” scores. Among them, “age discrimination makes it difficult to rent a house” and “pedestrian hell is difficult to pass” have become two major pain points for Taiwan’s elders. People generally feel that the government should help solve them. It is not easy for the elderly to rent an apartment. At the same time, they are dissatisfied with the frequency of bus services and measures to prevent traffic accidents for the elderly. Jiang Zhiwei, Chief Operating Officer of Big Data Co., Ltd., said that the behavior and living issues of the elderly are important criteria for WHO to evaluate age-friendly cities. The results of this survey show that Taiwan still has considerable room for improvement in its age-friendly actions, such as allowing the elderly to travel safely. Clear traffic signs and ensure that the traffic light seconds are enough for the elderly to pass. Since it is difficult for the elderly to rent a house, it is necessary to strengthen social housing for the elderly instead of overly tilting the residential justice towards the young group. In the future, it is also very important to replace the owned health village with sharing. It may become a necessary facility for an age-friendly society. At the same time, Xu Yanxing, Deputy Director of the Construction Administration of the Ministry of Interior, Jiang Nanzhi, Director of the Taoyuan City Urban Development Bureau, and Lin Jianyuan, retired professor of the Institute of Urban and Rural Affairs of National Taiwan University, were invited to discuss housing justice for the elderly generation; Chen Wenrui, Director of the Highway Administration of the Ministry of Transportation, and Director of the Transportation Bureau of the Taichung City Government Ye Zhaofu, Cheng Yongxiang, director of the Department of Traffic Management at National Cheng Kung University, and Hua Tianhao, director of the documentary “The Ageless Knight” discussed the traffic safety environment for seniors and proposed creative thinking to jointly create an age-friendly and happy Taiwan.
Taiwan’s age-friendly survey barely passes 4 major indicators
The ease of renting a house for seniors is only 52.6 points, and seniors rank first in traffic casualties.
Taiwan’s elderly population is growing rapidly, and the proportion of the total population continues to rise. In 2018, more than 14% became an elderly society, and it is expected that more than 20% will become a super-aged society in 2026. In order to focus on exploring whether Taiwan’s senior generation enjoys friendly housing and transportation justice, Taiwan’s first life insurance company “Taiwan Life” and Taiwan’s No. 1 data content platform “Network Thermometer” under Big Data Co., Ltd. joined hands today (18th) Co-organized the “2023 Age-Friendly Survey and Forum”. The scale and coverage of the questionnaire can be said to be the most representative in recent years. The big data company conducted online and telephone surveys through its “Internet Thermometer Polling Center” The method was to simply randomly sample 2,065 valid samples, and complete the “2023 Age-Friendly Survey” insight report at a 95% confidence level and a sampling error within plus or minus 2.16%. The survey results show that the proportion of those over 65 years old living alone is about 16.2%, which is estimated to be more than 600,000 people. As for the four major indicators related to the friendliness of the elderly, the Taiwanese people only gave them barely passing scores, which were 62 points for “movement is not hindered”, “Smooth traffic” scored 68.3 points, “living friendliness” scored 62.6 points, and “living care” scored 66.7 points. The difficulty of renting a house for the elderly should also be taken seriously. Accessible facilities, arcades and traffic accidents for the elderly have become difficult pain points for Chinese people.
In terms of health and livability, the average public satisfaction with the “government’s current housing policy for the elderly” is only 62.7 points, with the six cities narrowly beating out the non-six cities with 63.06 points at 61.92 points. The gap is not big; and the public’s satisfaction with the government In terms of social housing policies for senior citizens, they are even less impressed. The average satisfaction score is only 60.6 points, which is on the edge of passing. The average satisfaction score for non-liu capital cities is only 59.85 points. In terms of “renting housing for seniors”, the average satisfaction score dropped to 52.6 points, showing that the public generally recognizes that it is difficult for the elderly to rent a house. With housing prices remaining high, they are also worried about ending up as “the elderly with no place to live”. situation. It was also found from the Internet volume that there were more than 240,000 articles discussing senior living issues in the past three years, focusing on the home care needs of the elderly, care and concern for the elderly living alone, and environmentally friendly issues for the elderly. Home care is a hot topic, with the hardship of long-term care for the elderly with limited mobility being a hot topic. The comment area often discusses the issue of euthanasia and what the government should do. The issue of elderly people living alone was the most discussed issue due to the many fire incidents involving elderly people living alone. In the message area, there were concerns about the self-rescue ability of elderly people living alone and the security inspection of old buildings. Environmental friendliness for the elderly is related to the environmentally friendly facilities promoted by the government for the elderly, and the comments are mostly positive and supportive.
In terms of smooth travel, the survey report pointed out that the bus frequency is too low for the elderly, with public satisfaction only at 61.7 points, and dropped to 53.29 points in non-liudu cities. The results also show that people’s satisfaction with “the government’s measures to reduce traffic accident casualties among seniors” is only 58.6 points. Regarding the barrier-free facilities set up by the government for senior citizens, the average public satisfaction score is 61.1 points, and they generally believe that the facilities are sparse and unfriendly. From 2020 to 2022, the number of online comments on “Action for the Elderly” reached 605,000, and the number of discussions has a positive growth trend, with a compound annual growth rate of 26.99%. At the same time, the peak volume mainly discussed three aspects: traffic accidents of the elderly, mobility issues of the elderly and charity seat issues.
Integration of resources for the elderly!More than 80% of the people hope that the central government will take the lead
The health village craze has hit, and nearly 30% of people have chosen the Silver Hair Health Village in New Taipei City.
Social welfare subsidies for senior citizens are currently implemented by various county and municipal governments. However, it is clear from this survey that more than 80% of the people (80.5%) believe that these should be assisted by the central government to integrate them. In addition, the current situation of senior citizens The actual place of residence and the place of registered residence of ethnic groups are often not the same. If you want to apply for relevant subsidies, you have to travel a lot, which not only increases the burden but also increases the risks. More than 80% of the people (82.6%) believe that the central government should take the responsibility for integration and let the elderly generation You can receive relevant subsidies at the nearest location according to your own convenience.
According to statistics from the Ministry of the Interior, Taiwan is about to usher in the largest retirement wave in history. The largest wave of post-war baby boomers in the past has reached 3.783 million people. Starting this year, they will gradually reach the legal retirement age of 65 years old. In recent years, the concept of health villages has gradually gained market acceptance. The survey also found that nearly 80% (76.8%) of the public support “shared health villages” and agree with the concept of sharing instead of ownership. And more than half of the people have a positive attitude towards “living in a health village after retirement”. The survey also found that people generally prefer wellness villages that are “away from the dust but not from the city”. 61.7% of the people believe that the elderly wellness villages should be located in non-urban areas. Among them, New Taipei City is the most popular, with 28.7% taking the top spot. Taichung (25%) ranked second, Taoyuan (21.6%) ranked third, and Taipei (18.2%) also beat Tainan (14.9%), Kaohsiung (16.6%), and Hualien (10.7%). The public believes that the most attractive hardware facilities in health villages are health centers (56%), clinics and pharmacies (49.5%), and physical diagnosis and treatment studios (34.4%). In addition to taking care of health, people also The proportion of people who hope to have social spaces such as Happy Farm, KTV and chess classrooms, and respite service rooms is above 20%. In terms of services, people care about having someone to cook three meals (44.5%), someone to clean the home environment (39.8%), Transportation service (36.8%), in other words, hotel-style management is the service that most attracts people to stay in the health village. However, the expenses and expenditures of health villages often deter people. The survey also pointed out that people expect health village policies to provide accommodation qualifications and discounts. 58% of the people expect that the premiums paid can be deducted from the membership fees, and 52.8% of the people expect that every Monthly accommodation fees are discounted, and 50.5% of people hope that insurance will provide them with priority check-in qualifications. They also hope that insurance can reduce the cost burden of health villages.