Since the early 1990s, long-term care policies have undergone significant transformations across OECD countries. In some countries these changes have responded to the introduction of major policy reforms while in others, significant transformations have come about through the accumulation of incremental policy changes.
The book brings together evidence from over 15 years of care reform to examine changes in long-term care systems occurring in OECD countries. It discusses and compares key changes in national policies and examines the main successes and failures of recent reforms. Finally, it suggests possible policy strategies for the future in the sector.
With contributions from a wide range of experts across EECD countries, this book is essential reading for academics, researchers and policy-makers in the field of long-term care policy.
"I highly recommend this book to anyone who wants a deeper understanding of the problems of financing and providing long-term care in developed countries, as well as ideas for feasible solutions." - Journal of Pension Economics and Finance
"The authors manage to organise complex details in an intuitive and easy-to-follow manner, providing a thought-provoking and accessible discussion of key components in planning long-term care reforms." International Journal of Ageing and Later Life
“With the increasing national and international interest in how to best match long term care needs and provisions, this book offers learning and inspiration for a wide audience interested in the key policy lessons of comparative studies.” Professor Tine Rostgaard, KORA, Copenhagen
Cristiano Gori is Visiting Senior Fellow at PSSRU at the London School of Economics and Political Science, UK, Assistant Professor at the Catholic University of Milan, Italy, and Special Advisor of the International Long-Term Care Policy Network (ILPN).
José-Luis Fernández is Deputy Director and Associate Professorial Research Fellow at PSSRU at the London School of Economics and Political Science, UK, and Director of the Long-Term Care Policy Network (ILPN).
Raphael Wittenberg is Associate Professorial Research Fellow at PSSRU, London School of Economics and Political Science, UK, where he leads a programme of research on financing long-term care.
Introduction ~ José-Luis Fernández and Cristiano Gori; Funding: Demand for care and support for older people ~ Raphael Wittenberg; The long-term care financing problem ~ José-Luis Fernández and Pamela Nadash; Models of care: How different countries allocate long-term care resources to users: a comparative snapshot ~ John Campbell, Naoki Ikegami, Cristiano Gori, Francesco Barbabella, Rafal Chomik, Francesco d’Amico, Holly Holder, Tomoaki Ishibashi, Lennarth Johansson, Harriet Komisar, Magnus Ring and Hildegard Theobald; How different countries allocate long-term care resources to older users: changes over time ~ Cristiano Gori, Francesco Barbabella, John Campbell, Naoki Ikegami, Francesco d’Amico, Holly Holder, Tomoaki Ishibashi, Lennarth Johansson, Harriet Komisar and Hildegard Theobald; Commissioning long-term care services ~ Joanna Marczak and Gerald Wistow; Cash-for-care benefits ~ Barbara Da Roit, Blanche Le Bihan and August Österle; Policy instruments to promote good quality long-term care services ~ Juliette Malley, Birgit Trukeschitz and Lisa Trigg; Carers: Developing a skilled long‑term care workforce ~ Francesca Colombo and Tim Muir; Policies to support informal care ~ Ulrike Schneider, Gerdt Sundström, Lennarth Johannson and María A. Tortosa; Institutional actors: The relationship between social and health services in care for older people ~ Laurel L. Hixon; Multilevel governance and its effects on long-term care support ~ Hildegard Theobald and Elizabeth Ozanne; Conclusions: Looking ahead in long-term care policies ~ Cristiano Gori, José-Luis Fernández and Raphael Wittenberg.