Enhancing the sustainability of long-term care



Long-term care in Europe is struggling to keep up with rising demand from an ageing population that brings with it an associated increase in complex disabilities and chronic conditions such as dementia. With demand expected to continue growing in the future, policymakers have become increasingly interested in finding innovative solutions to ensure the sustainability of long-term care. Many of these solutions involve efforts to prevent or delay formal long-term care dependency by older people, either by improving health and wellbeing or by securing the supply of informal carers.

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