International Perspectives on Long-Term Care

International Perspectives on Long-Term Care

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Longer life, viewed in some cultures as a prime achievement of civilized progress, and in others as a problem which bodes ill for the economic future, is neverless a demographic fact, at least in the developed countries, and in projection, in the developing countries as well. As there are national differences in the view of these changes, there are also differences in the view of their implications for public policy. This volume offers an in-depth look at the diverse ways industrialized nations are responding to the need for increased long-term care for the elderly. Experts from around the world address organizational and cost issues while offering innovative solutions for common problems in providing quality care for the elderly.
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  • Hardback | 341 pages
  • 134.6 x 215.9 x 12.7mm | 340.2g
  • English
  • 0866564454
  • 9780866564458

Table of contents

Contents Introduction: Issues in Long-Term Care Home Health Services for the Elderly: The English Way Development of Innovative Health Services for the Frail Elderly: A Comparison of Programs in Edinburgh, Scotland, and Rochester, New York Home Care of the Frail Elderly in the United Kingdom: Matching Resources to Needs Community Care of the Elderly in Britain: Value for Money Health Insurance and Long-Term Care in Canada An Evaluation of the Role, Theory, and Practice of the Occupation of Homemaker Australia: Special Needs in Health Care--The Aged Home Support Services in Australia: A Confusion of Intergovernmental Responsibilities and Provision Report of a Mission from France to Review Care Provided to the Aged in Sweden Non-Institutional Long-Term Care in England, France and Sweden Economic Security and Old Age: French Perspectives Report of the Expert Group Meeting on Long-Term Care of the Elderly and Disabled Organized by the International Social Security Association Toward a Social Policy on Caring for the Aged in Israel The Continuation of Home Care to Severely Impaired Children and Aged in Israel: Family Attitudes The United States: Long-Term Care and Federal Policy Conclusion: Long-Term Care: Some Lessons from Cross-National Comparisons Reference Notes Included
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