Long - Term Care in the 21st Century: Perspectives from Around the Asia-Pacific Rim [NOOK Book]

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Who pays for long-term care? Discover the unique approaches of seven countries around the Pacific Rim!

Long-Term Care in the Twenty-First Century discusses policies and programs for long-term care in seven countries around the Asia-Pacific Rim: the United States, Canada, Japan, Australia, Singapore, Hong Kong, and Taiwan. Each country is covered in two chapters, one to examine the philosophy and values that underlie its approaches to long-term...
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Long - Term Care in the 21st Century: Perspectives from Around the Asia-Pacific Rim

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Overview

Who pays for long-term care? Discover the unique approaches of seven countries around the Pacific Rim!

Long-Term Care in the Twenty-First Century discusses policies and programs for long-term care in seven countries around the Asia-Pacific Rim: the United States, Canada, Japan, Australia, Singapore, Hong Kong, and Taiwan. Each country is covered in two chapters, one to examine the philosophy and values that underlie its approaches to long-term care, the second to discuss its systems of service delivery. These thoughtful analyses, backed up with facts and figures, explain program successes and failures in the context of demographic and social trends and with reference to the differing political systems across the region.

Its breadth of perspective and insightful examination of cultural differences make Long-Term Care in the Twenty-First Century an important contribution to the international comparative study of aging. The programs in the United States, Australia, and Canada offer a fascinating contrast with the longer-established and very different programs in the Asian countries, including Japan, the world’s oldest country.

Long-Term Care in the Twenty-First Century provides practical information on essential gerontological issues for each country, including:
  • financing arrangements
  • development of client classification systems
  • case management in both residential and community-based systems
  • key source documents, references, and Web sites
  • political and cultural influences
  • home-based and family caregiving

    This valuable book provides a critical record of developments in the current transition period. This multicultural perspective contributes a chance for all countries to learn from the experience of others in dealing with a problem that is increasingly important as the world population ages. Long-Term Care in the Twenty-First Century is an essential resource for scholars, service providers, policymakers, and anyone concerned with care of the aged, not only in Pacific Rim countries but around the world.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781134735587
  • Publisher: Taylor & Francis
  • Publication date: 8/27/2013
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 258
  • File size: 2 MB

Table of Contents

Introduction 1
Long-Term Care Policy Reform in Japan 5
Aged Care Service Delivery in Japan: Preparing for the Long-Term Care Insurance Scheme 21
Long-Term Care Policy and Financing as a Public or Private Matter in the United States 35
The Program of All-Inclusive Care for the Elderly (PACE): An Innovative Long-Term Care Model in the United States 53
Long-Term Care Funding in Canada: A Policy Mosaic 69
National Consistency and Provincial Diversity in Delivery of Long-Term Care in Canada 83
Recent Developments in Aged Care Policy in Australia 101
Australian Approaches to Resident Classification and Quality Assurance in Residential Care 117
Long-Term Care Policy for Elder in Hong Kong 137
Changing Needs and Changing Service Delivery for Long-Term Care in Hong Kong 155
The Savings Approach to Financing Long-Term Care in Singapore 169
Organization and Delivery of Long-Term Care in Singapore: Present Issues and Future Challenges 185
Exploring Policy and Financing Options for Long-Term Care in Taiwan 203
Organization and Delivery of Long-Term Care in Taiwan 217
Lessons Learned, Questions Raised 233
Index 243
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