Health policies and data


Help Wanted?

Providing and Paying for Long-Term Care

This book examines the challenges countries are facing with regard to providing and paying for long-term care. With populations ageing and the need for long-term care growing rapidly, this book looks at such issues as: future demographic trends, policies to support family carers, long-term care workers, financing arrangements, long-term care insurance, and getting better value for money in long-term care.    “WHO recognizes that long-term care represents a major challenge for all countries in the world, with important implications for economic development and for the health and well-being of older people. This well-documented book provides a comparative analysis of the common challenges and diverse solutions OECD countries are adopting to respond to the growing demand for long-term care services, and particularly its implications for financing and labour markets.  It provides much needed evidence to guide policy makers and individuals.” -Dr John Beard, Director, Department of Ageing and Life Course, World Health Organization   “This carefully researched book offers invaluable data and insights into the organization and financing of long-term care in OECD countries.  The book is an indispensable resource for anyone interested in international long-term care”. -Dr. Joshua M. Wiener, Distinguished Fellow and Program Director of RTI’s Aging, Disability, and Long-Term Care Program, United States

Published on May 18, 2011Also available in: French

In series:OECD Health Policy Studiesview more titles

SUMMARIESavailable in 2 languages

English Help Wanted? (Summary in English)
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Executive Summary
Summary and Conclusions
Long-term Care
Sizing Up the Challenge Ahead
The Impact of Caring on Family Carers
Policies to Support Family Carers
Long-Term Care Workers
How to Prepare for the Future Long-term Care Workforce?
Public Long-term Care Financing Arrangements in OECD Countries
Private Long-term Care Insurance
Where To? Providing Fair Protection Against Long-term Care Costs and Financial Sustainability
Can We Get Better Value for Money in Long-term Care?
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