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The Long-term Care System for the Elderly in Belgium.

Willemé, Peter (2010): The Long-term Care System for the Elderly in Belgium.

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This report describes the organisation of the Belgian long-term care system. It can be characterised as a mixed system, with extensive public care provision and the substantial support of informal care provided mainly within the family. While the current volume and quality of services appears to be adequate, the future increase in the number of dependent elderly persons over the next two decades as a result of demographic ageing can be expected to become a serious challenge, in terms of both the required formal and informal care capacity and financing.

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