Ageing and long-term care

The European population aged over 80 is expected to more than double by 2050, leading to significantly increased demand for long-term care (LTC). This demographic shift is accompanied by changing social patterns, e.g., smaller families different residential patterns and increased female labour force participation, all contributing to an increased need for paid care. 

Thus, accurate projections on population ageing and morbidity are needed to determine future planning challenges for LTC.
Many of the contributions in this double issue reflect presentation made at an expert seminar. 

Date: 11/02/2011
Author: Sherry Merkur, David McDaid
Organization: Eurohealth
Only for Members: No
Content type: Good practises
Tags: adults, generations, gerontology, quality of life, senior generation