Employment, Social Affairs & Inclusion

07/09/2018
Challenges in long-term care in Europe - A study of national policies 2018

Challenges in long-term care in Europe - A study of national policies 2018

This Synthesis Report produced by the core team of the European Social Policy Network (ESPN) describes the national long-term care provisions in 35 European countries, with a focus on long-term care arrangements for the elderly (65 or over). It analyses the four main challenges which are common to all European countries: the access and adequacy of long-term care provision, the quality of formal home care as well as residential services, the employment of informal carers, and the financial sustainability of national long-term care systems. The report concludes that the 35 countries covered by the ESPN face and will continue to face significant long-term care system challenges and makes a series of recommendations to help overcome them.

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