An Uncertain Age: Reconsidering Long-Term Care (KPMG)

[A brief reference to this item features in Dementia and Elderly Care: the Latest Evidence Newsletter (RWNHST), Volume 3 Issue 9, August 2013].

Summary

This KPMG International report, commissioned by the Lien Foundation, is an attempt to prompt and inform the global debate about long-term elderly care. Comments and opinions have been assembled from 46 “thought leaders”, professionals and practitioners in the elderly care sector across a range of countries. Interviewees offer their views on current and emerging demand and supply trends, and try to identify innovative approaches and models for long-term elderly care internationally.

Section headings in this report comprise:

  • Executive summary.
    • A growing threat.
    • Deliver person-centered care.
    • Look beyond institutional boundaries.
    • Invest in human and technological resources.
    • Change attitudes and policies towards aging.
  • Section 1: The current state of long term care.
    • The rise and rise of the elderly population.
    • The narrowing longevity gap.
    • Pressure on traditional family-based care.
    • A shifting burden.
    • The need for long term care.
    • Models for providing long term care.
    • Resource challenges.
    • Workforce shortages.
  • Section 2: Shaping tomorrow’s long term care systems.
    • Deliver person-centered care.
    • Integrate care.
    • Rethink medical care.
    • Look beyond institutional boundaries towards the community.
    • Invest in the formal and informal workforce.
    • Embrace technology.
    • Focus on outcomes.
    • Develop better funding models.
    • Carry out more research.
    • Change attitudes to aging.
  • Conclusion.
    • An agenda for action.
  • Overview of long term systems for the elderly and their future direction.
  • Sources (References) and Acknowledgments.

“Few if any societies have truly faced up to the magnitude of the long term elderly care crisis. If this system fails it will have devastating consequences for elderly individuals, their families, the economy and wider society. Without swift action, such a gloomy outlook is probable rather than possible”.

Read more: An uncertain age. KPMG Global.

Full Text Link

Reference

Lee Poh Wah and Mark Britnell (2013). An uncertain age: Reimagining long term care in the 21st century. [London]: KPMG International Cooperative (“KPMG International”) and the Lien Foundation, August 2013.

Sections on the accompanying website:

  1. Foreword and agenda for action page.
  2. Overview page.
  3. Shaping tomorrow’s long term care system page.
  4. Country reports page.
  5. Case Studies page.
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