long term care

Multimorbidity—older adults need health care that can count past one

16th February 2015, The Lancet

The health-care needs of older people with multimorbidity, and the extent to which these needs are met, are sharp exemplars of the challenges faced by health-care systems across the world in the 21st century. The increase in longevity in developed and developing countries alike is a testament to the success of 20th-century medicine and economic and social development. Research, policy, and action have transformed our ability to prevent infant mortality, to prevent and treat infectious diseases, and to prevent and treat the great killers in midlife such as heart disease and cancer.

Adequate social protection for long-term care needs in an ageing society

10th November 2014, The European Commission and the Social Protection Committee

The European Commission and the Social Protection Committee released in June 2014 a joint report on 'Adequate social protection for long-term care needs in an ageing society’. The report brings together a comprehensive analysis of the challenges faced by EU countries in light of Europe’s rapid demographic ageing and suggests innovative solutions to ensure a proactive, fair and sustainable response to these challenges. 

Nursing Homes Ireland warns of shortfall in long term care beds