ILPN International Conference 2012


The 2nd International Conference on Evidence-based Policy in Long-term Care congregated delegates from over 120 research and policy institutions located in over 25 countries attended. The ILPN conference provided once again great networking and knowledge exchange opportunities, building on feedback from our first conference in September 2010.

dates 5 September 2012 to 8 September 2012

Wednesday September 5, 2012


Welcome Reception

Thursday September 6, 2012



  • The Birth and Death of a Voluntary Public Long-Term Care Insurance Program in the United States and What Comes Next

  • Parallel Session

    Reforms in Home-based Care in Europe : the CROME Project

  • The process of marketisation in home care and its consequences on welfare mix: a comparative analysis
  • Measuring and improving performance in home care services: A four country comparison
  • A cross-national analysis of the gendered aspects of care reforms. Towards different worlds of defamilialization
  • Governance levels and the performance of care systems
  • Case Management

  • Making a success of case management: key lessons in delivery and design
  • Formal and informal care hours provided to elderly home care clients in Finland
  • The frailty and the health status of elderly using GPs’ databases: an Italian pilot study
  • Housing and Care

  • Long-Term Care and the Housing Market
  • Costs and cost-effectiveness of housing and long-term care schemes for older people in England
  • Towards a typology of models of adult social care in housing with care settings
  • Feeling in control: comparing older people’s experiences in different care settings
  • Technical support and home adaptation for the elderly needing care in Barcelona
  • International Comparative Analysis

  • Implementation of personalisation within long term care in Norway and Britain – does it make any difference?
  • Reforming home care services in Europe: common drivers, diverse responses?
  • Monitoring and improving quality in long-term care systems
  • Equity and Efficiency

  • The socioeconomic and family situation of Flemish families with a child with special needs as indicators for policy effectiveness
  • Explaining differences in equity in the use of home care services in Europe
  • Priority setting in Austrian health policy: results from a discrete choice experiment discussing mental health
  • Older Turkish migrants’ care needs in the UK: cultural encounters and unmet needs

  • Coffee

    Parallel Session

    Coordinating Care and Transition for Young Adults with Disabilities over their Life Span

  • The patient center medical home: bridging child-oriented to adult-oriented care for children and young adults with disabilities in the US and UK
  • Disabilities and employment: removing barriers to encourage productive community living
  • Innovation in knowledge translation: How smart, touch screen, technologies are changing patient satisfaction/experience surveys to make them directly accessible to people with varying cognitive, communication and language
  • Care Models

  • Potentially avoidable hospitalizations among Medicaid home and community-based services waiver beneficiaries
  • Factors associated with the adoption of integrated aged care service structures
  • Changes in quality of life, pain and physical performance among the elderly participating in inpatient or outpatient group rehabilitation
  • Current developments in home based care of elderly people with complex health problems and severe needs in Sweden
  • Service Commissioning and Regulation

  • The definition and implementation of best practice and quality standards in long-term care in eight European countries
  • Complying to the standard of integrated diabetic care
  • Improving quality in long term care: Regulation, Public Reporting or Quality Improvement
  • Technology and Long-term Care

  • A process-based supply chain solution for elderly care
  • The costs and consequences of introducing advanced assistive technologies for people with long-term needs and conditions: evidence from the Whole Systems Demonstrators trials in England
  • Implementing remote care in the UK: a decade of progress
  • Informal Carers

  • Networks of informal caring: a mixed methods approach
  • Child and Elderly Care by Unemployed Persons in Germany
  • Is what I give worth what I would pay for? Quantitative and qualitative evidence for informal caregivers providing assistance to French community-dwelling elderly

  • Lunch

    Special Session
    Special Lunch Time Session

  • Plenary

  • Policy roundtable with U.S. and European government officials
  • Fundamental reform of Dutch LTC?
  • E-Health and Long-Term Care

  • Parallel Session
    (organised session)
    Institutional Change in Long-term Care Policies in EU Countries: Results from a Comparative Study

  • Long term care reform in England: a long and unfinished story
  • Disruptive institutional change and gradual transformation: Long Term Care Insurance in Germany
  • When Institutional Inertia goes Along with Huge Social Reorganizations around Care Needs: the Italian LTC Policies
  • Reforms in long-term care policies in EU countries: an interpretation
  • Care Models

  • The effectiveness of non-pharmacological interventions in managing neuropsychiatric symptoms and challenging behaviours in patients with dementia: an overview of reviews
  • Effects of obesity and smoking on the risk for nursing home use, 2002-2008
  • Implementing nursing home culture change: the importance of education and communication
  • The Prevention and Reactivation Care Program: An integrated approach to prevent functional decline in hospitalized elderly
  • International Comparative Analysis

  • The use of paid and unpaid elderly care in different health care systems: a micro-analysis of differences between European regions
  • Going formal or informal, who cares? The role of differences in public coverage of long-term care in household decisions
  • Privatization and security in health care
  • Health issues amongst care workers under the Long-term Care Insurance System in East Asia
  • Informal Carers

  • Support services for informal carers across Europe: a critical review of the evidence on policies and best practices
  • Special informal care. Experiences of informal carers of people with an intellectual disability or psychiatric disorder
  • Informal care and public decision making: the case of Lombardy local welfare
  • Equity and Efficiency

  • Disability costs and equivalence scales in the older population
  • The reform of the Italian cash-for-care system in times of economic recession. An example of evidence-based users’
  • When needs are equal: do supply of long term care differ between young and old users?
  • Understanding patterns of health and social care use at the end of life in England

  • Coffee

    Parallel Session

    Equity and Efficiency

  • Targeting elderly people with complex health problems and severe needs in Sweden. Some methodological reflections
  • Does choice improve subjective well-being? The case of German Long-term Care provision
  • The effect of race and nursing home racial composition on social engagement
  • Life time prevalence for need of long-term care – results from a German longitudinal study
  • Quality and Outcomes

  • Examining the relationship between organisational culture and the quality of care: early findings from the CHOICE
  • Developing adjusted indicators of quality from survey data
  • Local vs. Central Policy Interactions

  • National oversight of sub-national policy making in long-term care: Rhode island’s global consumer choice compact
  • Needs of older persons. Local variations and public service response: the case of Spain
  • Rural LTC in the US: policies to “re-balance” without the balance
  • Technology and Long-term Care

  • Using telehealth and telecare to effectively support care in the home environment to people with long-term health and social care needs: results from an action research project
  • Programmes in Sweden to stimulate innovation in technology and long term care
  • Mobile and wireless social and health care services – a mobile clinic
  • Economics of Long-term Care

  • Long-Term Care for Brazilian elders: a new social risk to be managed by the State?
  • Long-term care and reciprocity: Does helping with grandchildren result in the receipt of more help at older ages?
  • The future in development of privately owned LTC facilities in Poland and the Baltic states: a view from the trenches

  • Friday September 7, 2012


  • Public long-term care systems in Scandinavian countries: recent policy shifts and future challenges

  • Coffee

    Parallel Session

    Challenges in Regulating Long Term Care Quality: An International Comparison

  • Performance measurement in long-term care in Austria
  • Regulating the quality and safety of long-term care in England
  • Long-term care in China: reigning in market forces through regulatory oversight
  • International comparison of long term care quality monitoring: case Finland
  • A review of quality monitoring frameworks. What does the evidence tell us?
  • Performance of Long-term Care Systems in Europe

  • Help for elderly in European countries
  • The impact of LTC systems on life satisfaction
  • Long-Term Care systems and horizontal and vertical equity: Germany, the Netherlands, Spain and Poland
  • Economics of Long-term Care

  • Time spent on care and costs for patients with Alzheimer’s disease living at home in France
  • A cross-national analysis of the gendered aspects of care reforms. Towards different worlds of defamilialization
  • Living arrangement decisions for elderly care in Italy
  • Informal Carers

  • Economic analysis of the intangible impacts of informal care for people with Alzheimer’s disease and other mental disorders.
  • The association between organizational characteristics and differences in characteristics of mixed care networks
  • Do couples self-insure? The effect of informal care on a couple’s labor supply
  • Service Commissioning and Regulation

  • Pay-for-performance in five U.S. states: lessons for the nursing home sector
  • Long term care of older people in New Zealand: inconsistent data describing patterns of the past may mislead when informing the future
  • Welfare effects of vouchers: Evidence from Finnish sheltered housing
  • How can older people who choose not to manage their own personal budgets still be ensured personalised support?

  • Coffee

    Parallel Session

    EU Collaboration on Cross-border Care: Exploring Quality Information and its Impact on User Choice and Provider Behaviour in Residential Care Across Six European Countries

  • The professionals’ perspective on current information provision and user choice of long term care in England
  • Public reporting of quality in long-term care in Europe: a mapping exercise across six countries
  • Same but different? Cross-border movements of care home providers from Germany to Austria
  • Informal Carers

  • Planning in advance for long-term care needs
  • Informal care provision’s impact on expectations for the future
  • “The dose makes the poison” – informal eldercare and work-related strain
  • Workforce and Migrant Workers

  • Roles performed by migrant care workers when their older care recipients are hospitalized
  • The evolving role of personal support workers and health care aides
  • Soft skills and hard choices. Employer’s views on recruitment and retention in social care
  • Funding Systems

  • Reform options for the funding system in Germany’s long-term care insurance
  • A private-public partnership model for funding long term care in the UK
  • How significant are the LTC provisions of the US health care reform legislation? An overview.
  • Economics of Long-term Care

  • The impact of competition on quality and prices in the English nursing homes market
  • Moving beyond quality: strategic responses of nursing home to public report cards
  • The cost of informal care in Europe: New estimates based on the well-being valuation method

  • Lunch

    Special Session
    on Adult Social Care Outcomes Toolkit (ASCOT)


  • Measuring outcomes of long-term care – Netten
  • Measuring outcomes of long-term care

  • Parallel Session

    How can Private Long-Term Care Insurance Supplement State Systems? The UK as a Case Study

  • Barriers and opportunities for private long-term care insurance: the role of the public system
  • Estimates of life-time long-term care costs and their implications for insurance benefits/payouts and premiums
  • Projections of aggregate public and private expenditures under different scenarios for reform of the system of funding long-term care
  • Identification of the potential demand for insurance under different LTC funding systems
  • Care Models

  • Needs of and care for and by older people in Sweden: a 55 year panorama 1954 – 2009
  • Different perspectives on the appropriateness of care home entry: evidence from a balance of care study of older people with mental health problems
  • New approaches to familialism in LTC reforms: lessons from the Portuguese experience
  • Economics of Long-term Care

  • Who needs long-term care? Does living with a same-sex partner increase the risk?
  • A comparison of the reliability of three preference-based quality of life instruments (EQ-5D, ICECAP-O, ASCOT) in community-dwelling frail older adults
  • The economic consequences of community capacity-building projects
  • Informal Carers

  • Evidenced-based policy recommendations for ICT-enabled services for informal carers.
  • Informal-formal caregiver relationships within care networks of older adults
  • More than tea and sympathy? Social care support for family carers
  • Equity and Efficiency

  • An expert based model of bridging knowledge, practice and policy in ageing and disability for long-term care supports and services
  • Mapping and evaluating quality, equity and efficiency of nursing home in Italy: evidences from Tuscany Region.
  • Assessing eligibility for care: the English Case

  • Coffee

    Parallel Session

    Economics of Long-term Care

  • Methodological challenges and issues in economic evaluations of long term care interventions.
  • Comparison of self-report data on the use of health and social care services with administrative data sets
  • The Fiscal Importance of Long-term Care in Norway
  • Institutional Dynamics and Politics

  • Aging at home in Ontario: challenges and lessons learned
  • Evidence-informed policy making: Exploring the concept of knowledge transfer in social care
  • Insights into implementation: what, why and how care protocols are implemented in Ontario nursing homes
  • International Comparative Analysis

  • Comparative analysis of incident rates and premiums for Individual and Group LTC insurances
  • How is formal long-term care organized – an European overview?
  • Best practices in managing LTC of elderly in developed European nations: evolving strategies for India
  • Care Models

  • “Health has no Age” – Intermediate evaluation results of a comprehensive approach to develop residential aged care into a health promoting setting
  • Effects of the resident assessment instrument in home care settings by degree of implementation – results of a cluster randomized controlled trial
  • What can policy-makers learn from the messages and advice young adults’ give to their peers in interviews about their experiences of growing up with a chronic illness?
  • Funding Systems

  • Funding primary care to the tail of the bell curve
  • Insuring against the costs of long-term care: the role of INAs

  • Gala Dinner

    Saturday September 8, 2012


  • Recalibrating long term care in Australia: the economics and politics of reform

  • Parallel Session

    International Comparative Analysis

  • Creating excellence in dementia care: Ireland in an international comparative perspective
  • The role of older people in commissioning services: levels and outcomes
  • Economics of Long-term Care

  • Factors determining the demand for long term care (LTC) in the Norwegian municipalities
  • Economic factors of demand for long-term care – a critical appraisal of the research literature and econometric results for Finnish data.
  • Public expenditure on long-term care in EU-27: scenarios and projections up to 2060.
  • Workforce and Migrant Workers

  • Structural marginalisation among the long-term care workforce in England: evidence from mixed-effect models of national pay data
  • Migrant care workers and the transnational redistribution of care and emotional work
  • The development of employment and skills in the social care sector: a comparison of Germany and Japan

  • Coffee


  • Projecting utilisation of long term care in Ireland: demographics, disability and incentives
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