Long-Term Care Reforms in OECD Countries

Edited by Jose-Luis Fernandez, Cristiano Gori, and Raphael Wittenberg

Long-Term Care Reforms in OECD Countries

Edited by Jose-Luis Fernandez, Cristiano Gori, and Raphael Wittenberg

Distributed for Policy Press at the University of Bristol

320 pages | 6 x 9 | © 2015
Cloth $110.00 ISBN: 9781447305057 Published March 2016 For sale in North and South America only
The past fifteen years have seen longterm care policies in the countries of the Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) undergo substantial transformations, either through major policy reforms or through accumulated minor policy changes. This book brings together data from many OECD countries to compare key changes in national policies, examine the successes or failures of new approaches, and offer policy strategies for the future. Drawing on fifteen years of evidence and bringing together contributors from a number of perspectives throughout the OECD, it will be essential for those studying—or making—policy.
Contents

List of tables and figures
Notes on contributors

1. Introduction
 José-Luis Fernández and Cristiano Gori

Part One: Funding
2. Demand for care and support for older people 
Raphael Wittenberg

3. The long-term care financing problem
José-Luis Fernández and Pamela Nadash
Part Two: Models of care

4. 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

5. 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

6. Commissioning long-term care services 
Joanna Marczak and Gerald Wistow

7. Cash-for-care benefits 
Barbara Da Roit, Blanche Le Bihan and August Österle

8. Policy instruments to promote good quality long-term care services 
Juliette Malley, Birgit Trukeschitz and Lisa Trigg

Part Three: Carers
9. Developing a skilled long‑term care workforce
Francesca Colombo and Tim Muir

10. Policies to support informal care
Ulrike Schneider, Gerdt Sundström, Lennarth Johannson and María A. Tortosa

Part Four: Institutional actors
11. The relationship between social and health services in care for older people 
Laurel L. Hixon

12. Multilevel governance and its effects on long-term care support 
Hildegard Theobald and Elizabeth Ozanne

13. Conclusions: Looking ahead in long-term care policies 
Cristiano Gori, José-Luis Fernández and Raphael Wittenberg

Index

Review Quotes
Tine Rostgarde, KORA, the Danish Institute for Local and Regional Government Research
“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.”
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