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Sundstrom, G.

Needs and care of older people living at home in Iceland

Background: The Icelandic old-age care system is universal and the official goal is to support older people live independently for as long as possible.

Thu, 07/20/2017 - 15:22

Stereotypes about caregiving and lessons from the Swedish panorama of care

This article analyzes the panorama of care provision in Sweden from the informal carers' perspective. We consider informal care, publicly financed services, for-profit agencies and voluntary organizations, using a survey conducted in 2009. Most cared-for persons with minor needs living in a separate household are helped also by others, but only a tenth use public services or other providers. About half of cared-for persons with major needs living in a separate household receive care also from other informal carers as well as public services.

Thu, 07/20/2017 - 15:20