University of Tokyo

Abstract
Survey Number 0693
Survey Title Special Survey of Fact-Finding Survey on Long-term Care Work, 2008
Depositor Care Work Foundation
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Summary This survey, titled “Heisei 20 (2008) Fact-finding Survey of Service Provision Managers,” has been conducted as a Special Survey of the Fact-Finding Survey on Long-term Care Work and consists of the “Workplace Survey (designated home-visit care workplaces)” and the “Worker Survey (service provision managers).” The Workplace Survey aims to gather information from designated home-visit care workplaces (“stations”) about the state of business/use, the state of employment management of home-visit care workers (“helpers”), and the state of securing, training/fostering service provision managers, etc. The Worker Survey aims to grasp attitudes toward work and realities of service provision managers who work in those workplaces to create basic information that accurately captures problems with employment management, etc.
Data Type quantitative research
quantitative research: micro data
Universe [Workplace Survey]
Workplaces that carry out long-term care services designated by long-term care insurance

[Worker Survey]
Employees of the above workplaces, who carry out long-term care work
Unit of Observation Individual,Organization
Sample Size [Survey on workplaces]
Number of samples: 5,000 workplaces
Valid number of questionnaires distributed: 4,832 workplaces (valid workplaces excluding those that have suspended or closed down operations)
Valid number of responses: 2,208 workplaces
Valid response rate: 45.7%

[Worker Survey]
Number of samples: 10,000 people
Valid number of questionnaires distributed: 9,664 people (valid target workers excluding those at workplaces that have suspended or closed down operations)
Valid number of responses: 3,480 people
Valid response rate: 36.0%
Date of Collection Survey reference day: as of 2008/10/01
Survey period: 2008/11/16–12/19
Time Period
Spatial Unit Japan
Sampling Procedure [Workplace Survey]
Workplaces that conduct a designated at-home long-term care business were extracted (5,000 workplaces) at random from the workplaces listed in the Welfare and Medical Service Agency’s WAMNET “list of facilities carrying out insurance-designated long-term care services (as of October 1, 2008)” as providing long-term care services designated by long-term care insurance (hereinafter, long-term care services) (after processing to combine organizations with the same address, same applicant name (incorporated name), etc., because the list has separate entries for each long-term care service) to be used as the survey sample for the workplace survey.

[Worker Survey]
A questionnaire survey was conducted by distributing questionnaires to 10,000 people (9,664 valid target workers, excluding those at workplaces that have suspended or closed down operations) selected from the above workplaces with a maximum of 2 service provision managers per workplace.
Mode of Data Collection [Workplace Survey]
The questionnaire for the [Workplace Survey] (self-administered) was distributed to the extracted workplaces by mail and collected by mail.

[Worker Survey]
Two copies of the questionnaire for the [Worker Survey] (self-administered) were enclosed for the sampled workplaces, and workplace managers were requested to distribute the questionnaires to no more than 2 service provision managers to be surveyed. The questionnaires were collected by mail directly from respondents.
Investigator Care Work Foundation
DOI
Sponsors (Funds) Ministry of Health, Labour and Welfare
Related Publications (by the Investigator) “Heisei 20-nendo sābisu teikyō sekininsha jittai chōsa kekka hōkokusho «Hōmon kaigo jigyōsho no jōkyō» «Sābisu teikyō sekininsha no jōkyō»” [Report of results from FY2008 fact-finding survey on service provision managers: ‘State of home help workplaces’ ‘State of service provision managers’], Care Work Foundation (in Japanese)
Related Publications (based on Secondary Analysis) List of related publications (based on Secondary Analysis)
Documentation [Questionnaire]
Major Survey Items [Workplace Survey]

(1) Overview of incorporated organization
- Workplace’s type of incorporation (managing entity)
- Long-term care services designated by long-term care insurance, other than home-visit care, provided across the entire organization to which the workplace belongs
- Total number of employees in the entire organization
- Whether or not there is another business conducted besides long-term care services, for which long-term care insurance is paid, the type and state of the business
- Whether the organization has other workplaces, (if so) whether home-visit care services are provided by the other workplaces as well

(2) Overview of workplace (station)
- Year when the workplace began home-visit care services covered by long-term care insurance
- Location
- Various services provided on the same premises other than home-visit care services (8 items)
- A time period in a day that long-term care-related services are provided, including those not covered by long-term care insurance
- Number of users, average required care level, time long-term care-related services were provided, and proportion of contents provided by the workplace in the month of October 2008
- Annual revenue and expenses in fiscal year 2007
- Ratio of business income in September 2008 compared to business income in March 2006
- State of meeting the requirements to receive additional payments for qualified workplaces under long-term care insurance
- Number of people responsible in overseeing service provision at the workplace, whether or not there are any full-time workplace managers, whether or not there are office staff members not engaged in helper work

(3) Helpers (home-visit care workers)
- Number of helpers who are paid wages in an ordinary month
- Number of registered helpers
- Registered helpers’ hourly wages for home help covered by long-term care insurance
- Proportion of helpers who are paid wages in an ordinary month who are aged 50 years and older
- Method of managing helpers’ working hours and service provision status

(4) Securing personnel for the workplace
- Whether the workplace has sufficient helpers
- Reasons for helper shortfall
- Retention state for helpers compared to other workplaces
- Appointment and hiring methods of people who supervise service provision

(5) Employment management/skill development for helpers
- Various efforts concerning employment management for helpers (13 items)
- Period of intensive education and guidance for new helpers without practical experience
- Problems in developing helpers’ skills
- Frequency of training and meetings for all helpers working at the workplace, state of participation

(6) Service management
- Various efforts for service management at the workplace (14 items)
- State of collaboration with other institutions


[Worker Survey]

(1) Service provision managers’ operations at the workplace (station)
- State of service provision managers (whether they also work as a workplace manager)
- Number of service provision managers at the workplace
- Division of roles among multiple service provision managers, whether a leader, format for assigning users (whether a team system is used)
- People assigned to each task at the workplace (17 items)
- Important things that ensure service provision managers’ operations to go smoothly (16 items)
- What respondent desires to secure/retain service provision managers and create a friendly work environment (10 items)
- What respondent desires from the current workplace regarding skill development (8 items)

(2) Occupational skills, qualifications held, and skill development concerning long-term care work
- Presence or absence of education or training relating to service provision managers, contents of education or training received (5 items)
- Method of learning the job of a service provision manager (8 items)
- Knowledge/techniques for which respondent has been or wants to be trained (17 items)
- Self-assessment of occupational skills and knowledge relating to long-term care work (8 items)
- Qualifications respondent holds or wants to acquire in the future (7 items)

(3) Experience to date and desires for the future
- Number of years of experience in long-term care jobs (as of October 1, 2008)
- Total number of years of experience as a service provision manager, including at other workplaces
- Number of years of experience as a service provision manager at the current workplace
- Intended employment term as a service provision manager at the current workplace
- Kind of work respondent wants to be doing 3 years from now (10 items)

(4) Face items
- Gender
- Age
- Employment status
- Number of working hours in an ordinary month
- Hours of service provision at users’ homes, whether or not the workplace designates provision hours/the number of hours
- Monthly income in an ordinary month
- Annual income including tax last year
- Workplaces respondent has experienced to date

(5) Overview of incorporated organization/workplace (* Please see “notes to users”)
- Organization that workplace belongs to (managing entity)
- Total number of employees in the entire organization

- Whether the organization has other workplaces, (if so) whether home-visit care services are provided at the other workplaces as well
- Year when the workplace began home-visit care services covered by long-term care insurance
- Prefecture in which the workplace is located
- Number of home-visit care workers (helpers) who are paid wages in an ordinary month
- Number of registered helpers
- Registered helpers’ hourly wages for home-visit care covered by long-term care insurance
- Retention state for helpers when compared to other workplaces
- If 10 helpers are hired, the number that would resign within one year
- Number of users, average required care level, time long-term care-related services were provided, and proportion of contents provided by the workplace in the month of October 2008
Date of Release 2011/02/24
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Employment/Labor
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