Challenges in long-term care in Europe

A new study, which includes country reports and a synthesis report, provides a brief description of the main features of the national long-term care systems in 35 European countries.

The synthesis report presents a comparative analysis of the national long-term care systems. It identifies national reforms aimed at tackling these challenges and presents a brief overview of national long-term care indicators. It also puts forward a number of recommendations to deal with the four identified challenges:

  • access to and adequacy of long-term care provisions,
  • issues related to the employment situation of carers,
  • the quality of LTC provision and jobs, and
  • the financial sustainability of national long-term care provisions.

To read the report on long-term care