Financing long term care in Ireland: a report

Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10147/336156
Title:
Financing long term care in Ireland: a report
Authors:
Irish Association of Pension Funds; Irish Insurance Federation; Society of Actuaries in Ireland
Citation:
Irish Association of Pension Funds, Irish Insurance Federation, Society of Actuaries in Ireland,1998. Financing long term care in Ireland: a report. Dublin: Irish Association of Pension Funds.
Publisher:
Irish Association of Pension Funds
Issue Date:
Nov-1998
URI:
http://hdl.handle.net/10147/336156
Item Type:
Report
Language:
en
Description:
It is timely now to give consideration to the issue of financing long term care for the elderly. We have, in Ireland, a "window of opportunity" in which to address this issue before expected demographic changes bring us to a crisis point. In this respect, we are considerably more fortunate than many other developed countries, in which old age dependency ratios have already increased dramatically. The report of the Pensions Board on the National Pensions Policy Initiative earlier this year set out a strategy for future development of the pension system. The issue of long term care, however, was not considered in detail in the report, the Board taking the view that this issue would need separate consideration. The review of the Carer's Allowance recently published by the Department of Social, Community and Family Affairs considered the financial needs of carers and care recipients and outlined alternative financing arrangements to be considered as a means of paying for long term care At the launch of this review, the Minister announced that Government has agreed to carry out a consultancy report on the role of social insurance in funding Iong term care.
Keywords:
OLDER PEOPLE; PENSION; DEMOGRAPHIC DATA

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DC FieldValue Language
dc.contributor.authorIrish Association of Pension Fundsen_GB
dc.contributor.authorIrish Insurance Federationen_GB
dc.contributor.authorSociety of Actuaries in Irelanden_GB
dc.date.accessioned2014-11-26T11:50:12Z-
dc.date.available2014-11-26T11:50:12Z-
dc.date.issued1998-11-
dc.identifier.citationIrish Association of Pension Funds, Irish Insurance Federation, Society of Actuaries in Ireland,1998. Financing long term care in Ireland: a report. Dublin: Irish Association of Pension Funds.en_GB
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10147/336156-
dc.descriptionIt is timely now to give consideration to the issue of financing long term care for the elderly. We have, in Ireland, a "window of opportunity" in which to address this issue before expected demographic changes bring us to a crisis point. In this respect, we are considerably more fortunate than many other developed countries, in which old age dependency ratios have already increased dramatically. The report of the Pensions Board on the National Pensions Policy Initiative earlier this year set out a strategy for future development of the pension system. The issue of long term care, however, was not considered in detail in the report, the Board taking the view that this issue would need separate consideration. The review of the Carer's Allowance recently published by the Department of Social, Community and Family Affairs considered the financial needs of carers and care recipients and outlined alternative financing arrangements to be considered as a means of paying for long term care At the launch of this review, the Minister announced that Government has agreed to carry out a consultancy report on the role of social insurance in funding Iong term care.en_GB
dc.language.isoenen
dc.publisherIrish Association of Pension Fundsen_GB
dc.subjectOLDER PEOPLEen_GB
dc.subjectPENSIONen_GB
dc.subjectDEMOGRAPHIC DATAen_GB
dc.titleFinancing long term care in Ireland: a reporten_GB
dc.typeReporten
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