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Latest paper from the Journal of Long-term Care
New paper looks at the quality of life in older adult care homes during office hours compared to out-of-office hours
Authors: Smith N, Towers A-M, Palmer S, Collins G
The latest paper in the Journal of Long-term Care compares the social-care related quality of life of residents in older adult care homes during office hours with outside of office hours (evenings and weekends).
The study analysed data from 99 older adult care home residents across 13 care homes in England. To assess quality of life, the Adult Social Care Outcomes Toolkit (ASCOT) measure was used, looking at factors such as personal cleanliness and comfort, social participation and involvement and personal safety.
Findings show that the social care quality of life ratings were generally lower during the weekends and early evenings than during office hours. This challenges the traditional model of care, which typically sees social activities and meaningful pastimes organised during office hours.
New paper looks at the impact of national health reforms on solidarity in the Netherlands
Authors: Van der Aa MJ, Paulus ATG, Klosse S, Evers SMAA, and Maarse JAM
This paper in the Journal of Long-term Care reports findings from a comparative analysis of recent insurance reforms in the Netherlands, and how they impact solidarity.
Solidarity, the concept of citizens sharing costs to guarantee access to health services, is often overlooked as a focus for research in favour of expenditure and organisation of care.
Researchers developed a framework to assess the effects on solidarity of both the 2006 health care insurance reform and the 2015 long-term care insurance reform in the Netherlands.
The findings come a time when demographic and cultural changes and rising health expenses are likely to put a strain on solidarity.
Edward Norton, Professor at the University of Michigan, talks about developments in the long-term care system in the USA.
Gloria Wong, Assistant Professor at the University of Hong Kong, talks about long-term care system in Hong Kong.
Matthias von Schwanenflugel from German Federal Ministry discusses latest developments in long-term care in Germany.