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Long-Term Care for Frail Older People : Reaching for the Ideal System :  Reaching for the Ideal System - John C. Campbell

Long-Term Care for Frail Older People : Reaching for the Ideal System

Reaching for the Ideal System

By: John C. Campbell (Editor), Naoki Ikegami (Editor)

Hardcover Published: 1999
ISBN: 9784431702504
Number Of Pages: 247

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The aging of society is a growing concern in all advanced nations, and at the forefront of concern is long-term care for frail older people. Enactment of a new public long-term care insurance program by the Japanese government in 1997 provided an excellent opportunity for a conference focusing on an ideal long-term care system for frail older people. With contributions from the fields of medicine, nursing, social work, gerontology, political science, economics, and sociology, this volume provides an overview of key problems and possible solutions in programs for frail older people from a unique international perspective.

Keio University and the Keio University Medical Science Fund
Introduction and Summaryp. 3
Commentary: Will We Have the Wisdom to Learn?p. 9
From the Perspective of the Older Personp. 13
Improving the Quality and Expanding the Quantity of Long-Term Care Staffp. 19
Social Aspects of Care and How They Relate with the Medicalp. 23
Women's Roles as Caregivers: Family, Worker, Volunteerp. 27
Role of the Family in Long-Term Carep. 35
The Relationship Between Informal and Formal Carep. 49
Summary of the Discussion for Session 1p. 55
Introduction and Summaryp. 61
Commentary: Preparing Health and Social Clinicians for Holistic Carep. 65
Maintaining Physical Functioning of Frail Older Peoplep. 73
Physicians' Roles in the Geriatrics Interdisciplinary Teamp. 77
The Role of Nurses in Long-Term Care for the Elderlyp. 83
Issues Physicians Must Face Under Long-Term Care Insurancep. 87
Interface of Acute and Long-Term Care: Clinical Perspectivep. 91
Training of Physicians for Long-Term Carep. 99
Long-Term Care: The Need for Special Medical Supervision and Collaboration Between Health and Social Servicesp. 103
Long-Term Care and Dementiap. 111
Summary of the Discussion for Session 2p. 119
Introduction and Summaryp. 125
Commentary: Macroeconomic and Macropolitical Settingp. 131
Financing the Ideal Long-Term Care System Through Social Insurancep. 135
Learning from Other Countries' Experiences in Designing the Ideal Long-Term Care Systemp. 139
Long-Term Care Within National Social Policyp. 143
Financing Long-Term Care: What We Can Learn from the German Experiencep. 149
Long-Term Care and the Labor Marketp. 153
How the System Can Be Sustained Politicallyp. 157
Market Elements in Financing and Delivering Long-Term Carep. 161
Summary of the Discussion for Session 3p. 165
Introduction and Summaryp. 171
Commentary: Cross-Cutting Themes in the Provision of LTCp. 177
Effective Care Managementp. 181
Japan's Long-Term Care Insurance System: The Likely Impact on Service Suppliers and Their Staffsp. 189
Models of Long-Term Care That Workp. 195
The Development of Strategies for the Demented Elderly in the Tokyo Metropolitan Areap. 201
Achieving Quality in Institutional and Home-Based Long-Term Carep. 207
The Role of Housing in Long-Term Care for Old Peoplep. 211
Balancing Institutional and Home and Community-Based Carep. 215
Summary of the Discussion for Session 4p. 219
Letter From Tokyo: Public Long-Term Care Insurance in Japanp. 225
Biographical Sketches of Participantsp. 237
Addresses of the Participantsp. 243
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ISBN: 9784431702504
ISBN-10: 4431702504
Series: Keio University International Symposia for Life Sciences and Medicine
Audience: Professional
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 247
Published: 1999
Publisher: Springer Verlag, Japan
Country of Publication: JP
Dimensions (cm): 23.5 x 15.5  x 1.6
Weight (kg): 0.62