This study aimed to assess the influence factors of mutual-support eldercare willingness and identify the eldercare requirements of elderly living in rural areas of Hunan Province, China.
Using Chi-square test and logistic regression to analyze factors influencing Participants’ eldercare and the needs for mutual-support eldercare.
Factors influencing the mutual-support willingness and needs included individual characteristic, family security and so on. And rural elderly's demand for mutual support at a relatively high level. The total score on the social support for the aged was 36.944 ± 6.487, at a moderate level.
It is necessary to objectively evaluate the factors related to mutual-support eldercare willingness and needs, and take steps to enhance social support and meet elderly the needs of mutual- support eldercare, which is of great significance for improving the happiness of the elderly in their later years and alleviating the crisis of population aging in China.