By Barbara Da Roit

In innovations of Care, Barbara Da Roit strains the adjustments within the aged care platforms of Italy and the Netherlands because the early Nineties, drawing recognition to the benefits and downsides of those very diversified types. She examines the formal care procedure of the Dutch, and divulges how this system—despite robust coverage pressures—has remained particularly strong, whereas the Italian method has gone through significant transitions regardless of minimum coverage intervention. according to a wealth of knowledge and huge interviews with either caregivers and sufferers, thoughts of Care will attract somebody attracted to the way forward for ecu health and wellbeing care debates.

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1). 1 Dependence rate (*) and severe dependence rate (**) among elderly people living at home. The Netherlands, Italy and Italian macroareas. 2 Dependence ratio (*), severe dependence ratio (**), ageing ratio (***), The Netherlands, Italy and Italian macroareas. 1991 (1994), 1999, 2003 (2004) Dependence ratio. 4 Source: elaborations on AVO91, AVO99, AVO03; Consal94, Consal99, Consal04 (*) population aged 65+ with difficulties in carrying out at least one basic activity of daily living over population aged 35 to 64 (**) population aged 65+ unable to carry out more than one activity of daily living over population aged 35 to 64 (***) population aged 65+ over population aged 35 to 64 Italy not only displays higher dependence rates but also a higher ratio between the older and adult populations and therefore a higher ratio between the (severely) dependent elderly and the general adult population.

However, since 2010, the ratio of the elderly to general adult population is expected to rise sharply in most OECD countries (Jacobzone et al. 1999), presenting welfare systems with even greater challenges. Moreover, an ageing population entails an increased need for longterm care in a context of declining availability of informal care, due to the increasing labour market participation of older (women) workers, new norms and attitudes towards care and intergenerational solidarity and, in the long run, lower birth rates (Gaymu et al.

2001: 193-194), while the care needs of residents in care homes continued to increase throughout the 1990s (De Boer and De Klerk 2006: 144; de Boer et al. 2001: 193; Timmermans et al. 1997: 128; Schoemakers-Salkinoja and Timmermans 2001: 115). The deinstitutionalisation policies thus resulted in two distinct processes: the reduction in the percentage of institutionalised elderly and an increased concentration of the more severely dependents in institutions. Despite the fact that the first of the two processes speeded up during the mid-1980s to early-1990s period, this had little effect on the level of disability of those living at home since the more severely dependent ended up in institutions.

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