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Norway in top three for elderly care. Norway is the world’s third best country in the world in providing care for the elderly, according to a study by the Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD). The organisation’s “Help Wanted? Providing and paying for Long-term Care”, shows only Sweden and the Netherlands are better, with 3.5 percent of their GDP accounting for elderly care expenditure. Norway’s 2.2 percent GDP budget allocation and its policies allow the country to sustain the elderly care system.

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Norway in top three for elderly care

Published on Thursday, 26th May, 2011 at 09:22 under the news category, by Ramona Tancau.

Norway is the world’s third best country in the world in providing care for the elderly, according to a study by the Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD).

Elderly people in Funchal (illus. ph.)
Elderly people in Funchal (illus. ph.)
Photo: Pedrosimoes7/Flickr


The organisation’s “Help Wanted? Providing and paying for Long-term Care”, shows only Sweden and the Netherlands are better, with 3.5 percent of their GDP accounting for elderly care expenditure.

Norway’s 2.2 percent GDP budget allocation and its policies allow the country to sustain the elderly care system.

Of the 3.9 percent Norwegian senior citizens using long-term care services, three quarters benefit from home care, whilst the rest are in nursing homes.

Almost half of women and a third of men aged 80 and over are looked after by nurses and personal carers.

The country employs 2.9 percent of its labour force in the long-term elderly care sector, situating Norway second only after Sweden among the OECD countries.

“Norwegian elderly care is better than its reputation," researcher Svein Olav Daatland at the Norwegian Institute for Research on Childhood, Welfare and Ageing (NOVA) tells Dagsavisen.

Statistics Norway (SSB) approximates the demand for a long-term care workforce reach 5.6 percent by 2050 because of and expected increase in the numbers of elderly people.



Published on Thursday, 26th May, 2011 at 09:22 under the news category, by Ramona Tancau.

This post has the following tags: norwayelderlycare, oecd, organisationforeconomiccooperationanddevelopmentreport, helpwantedprovidingandpayingforlong-termcare.





  
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