Eldercare Policies in Japan and Scandinavia
Aging Societies East and West
|Publication Date||August 2014|
|Formats||Hardcover Ebook (EPUB) Ebook (PDF)|
Aging societies are an issue of increasing importance in advanced industrial societies, and many developing nations. This book focuses on the key challenge of long-term care for the growing number of frail elderly, examining how two very culturally different societies, Japan and Norway, have addressed this challenge, and drawing lessons with wider applicability for aging societies. Chapters focus on long-term care institutions, the role of formal and informal care-providers, how assessments are used to allocate care, how care quality is assessed, and how aging society issues influence national politics.