Caring for an ageing population: points to consider from reform in Japan – Nuffield Trust – 27 November 2013

Posted on November 28, 2013. Filed under: Aged Care / Geriatrics, Health Policy | Tags: , |

Caring for an ageing population: points to consider from reform in Japan – Nuffield Trust – 27 November 2013

“Summary

Changing demography and the rising prevalence of long-term conditions has meant that finding a sustainable and fair model of funding social care for our growing older population is a matter of significant policy attention in England.

Japan has the oldest population in the world with 23 per cent of its population aged over 65; this is set to rise to 40 per cent by 2050. In order to address the shortage of social care, to ease burdens on informal carers and to relieve pressure on health services, a new insurance system for long-term care was introduced in Japan in 2000.”

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