The Future of Long-Term Care


Series: Geriatrics, Gerontology and Elderly Issues

BISAC: MED032000

Population aging is challenging countries around the globe to adapt their public policy responses to the new world. Long-term care is a relevant topic today both because of the rapid growth in long-term care needs in every country and the lack of responses from governments. The Future of Long-term Care explores some issues related to the implementation of long-term care responses in different countries. Looking at six different cases, the book highlights the need to foster an urgent debate in the area, as well as emphasizing the need for action in the coming years. The examples analyzed show common problems faced by countries trying to respond to their people’s needs, as well as the dissimilar stages, contexts, and paths followed by each one in the endeavour for providing long-term care services to the population. Whether the analysis is carried out in countries with well-established long-term care systems or in places where the debate is just starting, the book proves that this is an area in which many challenges remain. Learning lessons from others is important but providing a space for countries to frame their problems and propose their solutions is crucial. This book contributes to fill this gap and contribute to a debate that is just starting in many places around the world.

Table of Contents



Chapter 1. Long-Term Care: Challenges for a Changing World
Pablo Villalobos Dintrans (Programa Centro Salud Pública, Facultad de Ciencias Médicas, Universidad de Santiago, Santiago, Chile)

Chapter 2. The Future of Long-Term Care in Developing Countries: Insights from Turkey
Fatih Cemil Ozbugday (Department of Economics, Ankara Yıldırım Beyazıt University, Ankara, Turkey) and Abdullah Tirgil (Department of Public Finance, Ankara Yıldırım Beyazıt University, Ankara, Turkey)

Chapter 3. The Future of Long-Term Care in the United States
Katherine Swartz (Department of Health Policy and Management, Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health, Harvard University, Boston, Massachusetts, US) and Judy Feder (McCourt School of Public Policy, Georgetown University, Washington, DC, US)

Chapter 4. Towards a Better Understanding of the Long-Term Care Needs of Older People in Ghana
Kofi Awuviry-Newton (Research Centre for Generational Health and Ageing, Faculty of Health and Medicine, Hunter Medical Research Institutes, The University of Newcastle, Australia), Meredith Tavener (0School of Medicine and Public Health, Faculty of Health and Medicine, The University of Newcastle, Australia), Kylie Wales (School of Health Sciences, Faculty of Health and Medicine, The University of Newcastle, Australia) and Julie Byles – Research Centre for Generational Health and Ageing)

Chapter 5. Addressing Long-Term Care Financing Challenges in the United Arab Emirates
Ahmed Saleh Al Awlaqi (Paris-Sorbonne University Abu Dhabi, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates)

Chapter 6. Towards a Long-Term Care System in Mexico
Emmanuel González-Bautista (Gerontopole of Toulouse, Institute of Aging, Toulouse University Hospital (CHU Toulouse), Toulouse, France), Luis Miguel F. Robledo, Mariana López-Ortega and Eduardo Sosa-Tinoco (National Institute of Geriatrics (INGER), National Institutes of Health, Mexico City, Mexico)

Chapter 7. Long-Term Care Insurance System in South Korea: Overview and Challenges
Misook Song (College of Nursing, Ajou University, Suwon, Republic of Korea) and Hyunjong Song (Department of Health Policy and Management, College of Health Sciences, Sangji University, Wonju, Republic of Korea)

Authors’ Short Bios



“In the time of COVID-19, when many countries are realizing the particular vulnerability of the older population, this book puts the problem of caring for this group in a broad context across a spectrum of low, middle and high-income countries. It presents a variety of approaches to long-term care and shows the need for more information in order to find appropriate ways to address the health and economic needs of both the people with needs and those who care for them. This book is a must-read for policymakers and academics interested in how to approach long-term care policies but it is also useful for those who will benefit from better ways to provide care.” – Thomas J. Bossert, Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health

“This book is an important step in understanding and demystifying one of the most pressing issues in contemporary society ­ the provision of long-term care in societies facing demographic changes… This book presents challenges, good practices, and solutions in diverse settings, providing important lessons for not just countries with similar conditions, but also in helping low and middle-income countries in finding their own way in dealing with the increase in long-term care needs.” – Enrique Vega, Pan American Health Organization

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