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New report - Call to governments: Ageing and long-term care
In response to increasing risks of inaccessibility and unaffordability of long-term care for older persons, Dan Levitt, CEO of KinVillage and adjunct professor at the Simon Fraser University Department of Gerontology, along with six experts have recently published a report to address this issue.
The Global Ageing Network, an international network of leaders in ageing services, housing, research, and technology and design for more than 60 countries all over the world, has put out a call to governments urging them to reform and change the long-term care systems for older people.
In this report, comprehensive solutions are offered to improve care and support for older people.
"A number of countries is addressing the need for changes and reforms in the systems of support and long-term care for the elderly, and many countries are still developing such systems (Africa, South America). Among other things, the recent COVID-19 pandemic has shown how fragile, undervalued, underfunded and unprepared for the future the current systems are, and not only in Europe": says Jiří Horecký, Chairman of the Global Ageing Network and co-author of the global document Call to the Governments on Long-term Care and Ageing.
Read the full report here.
Read the press release here.