Due to the demographic shift toward older populations and receding role of the extended family in taking care of senior citizens requiring special attention, APEC economies are seeing an increasing demand for such long-term care services to be provided by public and private institutions.
The project aims to conduct a study on APEC economies experience in organizing public long-term care for seniors in order to provide guidance for the economies seeking to improve the existing arrangements. Topics to be covered by the study include the types of care, financial arrangements, a variety of services provided to the residents, experience in building public-private partnerships etc.
The study will be conducted in the form of an online questionnaire to be filled by the economies. The summarized results of the study we would like to send to the economies intersessionally.