The Future of Long-Term Care


Pablo Villalobos Dintrans (Editor) – Associated Researcher, School of Medicine, Universidad de Santiago, Santiago, Chile

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.





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 and Abdullah Tirgil – Department of Economics, Ankara Yıldırım Beyazıt University, Ankara, Turkey, et al.)

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

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

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, Luis Miguel F. Robledo, Mariana López-Ortega and Eduardo Sosa-Tinoco – Gerontopole of Toulouse, Institute of Aging, Toulouse University Hospital (CHU Toulouse), Toulouse, France, et al.)

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)

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