How is the oldest population in the world – Japan – coping with the long-term health and social care needs of its population?
That is the question that a new report published by the Nuffield Trust attempts to answer: Caring for an ageing population: points to consider from reform in Japan.
I was one of a group who visited Japan as part of this project. In the report we describe how Japan introduced compulsory social care insurance to pay for care in older age.
Briefly, everyone over...Continue reading