The economics and financing of long term care of the elderly in Ireland.

Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10147/345386
Title:
The economics and financing of long term care of the elderly in Ireland.
Authors:
O'Shea, Eamon; Hughes, Jenny
Affiliation:
University College Dubllin. Graduate School of Business. Centre for Health Economics.
Citation:
O'Shea, E. & Hughes, J., 1994. The economics and financing of long term care of the elderly in Ireland. Dublin: National Council for the Elderly.
Publisher:
National Council for the Elderly
Issue Date:
1994
URI:
http://hdl.handle.net/10147/345386
Item Type:
Report
Language:
en
Description:
The importance of addressing the issues relating to the economics and financing of long-term care for older people in Ireland cannot be over emphasised. This is because we are approaching a period when the numbers of old people are expected to increase significantly and the numbers of the very old will grow quite dramatically. For service providers this means that every effort must be made to ensure that a sufficient provision of high quality institutional care is available for those old people who require such care. More importantly perhaps, it means that adequate long-term care for the elderly in the community, as advocated by The Years Ahead report, should begin to materialise more effectively than has been the case since the publication of that report. In particular, we believe that it is short-sighted not to ensure much greater support to informal carers who provide the greater part of long-term care in the community. The numbers of carers may be at an historically high level and the opportunity to support them more effectively should not be squandered.
Keywords:
OLDER PEOPLE; LONG TERM CONDITION; FINANCE; HEALTH CARE
Series/Report no.:
National Council for the Elderly report no; 35

Full metadata record

DC FieldValue Language
dc.contributor.authorO'Shea, Eamonen
dc.contributor.authorHughes, Jennyen
dc.date.accessioned2015-02-26T11:43:43Zen
dc.date.available2015-02-26T11:43:43Zen
dc.date.issued1994en
dc.identifier.citationO'Shea, E. & Hughes, J., 1994. The economics and financing of long term care of the elderly in Ireland. Dublin: National Council for the Elderly.en
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10147/345386en
dc.descriptionThe importance of addressing the issues relating to the economics and financing of long-term care for older people in Ireland cannot be over emphasised. This is because we are approaching a period when the numbers of old people are expected to increase significantly and the numbers of the very old will grow quite dramatically. For service providers this means that every effort must be made to ensure that a sufficient provision of high quality institutional care is available for those old people who require such care. More importantly perhaps, it means that adequate long-term care for the elderly in the community, as advocated by The Years Ahead report, should begin to materialise more effectively than has been the case since the publication of that report. In particular, we believe that it is short-sighted not to ensure much greater support to informal carers who provide the greater part of long-term care in the community. The numbers of carers may be at an historically high level and the opportunity to support them more effectively should not be squandered.en
dc.language.isoenen
dc.publisherNational Council for the Elderlyen
dc.relation.ispartofseriesNational Council for the Elderly report noen
dc.relation.ispartofseries35en
dc.subjectOLDER PEOPLEen
dc.subjectLONG TERM CONDITIONen
dc.subjectFINANCEen
dc.subjectHEALTH CAREen
dc.titleThe economics and financing of long term care of the elderly in Ireland.en
dc.typeReporten
dc.contributor.departmentUniversity College Dubllin. Graduate School of Business. Centre for Health Economics.en
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