Long-Term Care for Frail Older People

Reaching for the Ideal System

  • John Creighton Campbell
  • Naoki Ikegami
Conference proceedings
Part of the Keio University Symposia for Life Science and Medicine book series (KEIO, volume 4)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-XVIII
  2. Social and Family Aspects of Care

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Christine E. Swane
      Pages 3-8
    3. Peter J. Whitehouse
      Pages 9-12
    4. Ruth Campbell
      Pages 13-17
    5. Takako Sodei
      Pages 35-48
    6. Christine Elise Swane
      Pages 49-58
  3. Clinical Aspects of Care

About these proceedings


The aging of society is a growing concern in all advanced nations, and at the forefront of concern is long-term care for frail older people. Enactment of a new public long-term care insurance program by the Japanese government in 1997 provided an excellent opportunity for a conference focusing on an ideal long-term care system for frail older people. The conference was organized around four major themes: Social aspects, including family dynamics and the role of formal providers; Clinical aspects, including effective treatments for physical and mental disabilities; Macroeconomic and macropolitical settings for public policy; Program design and management issues. With contributions from the fields of medicine, nursing, social work, gerontology, political science, economics, and sociology, this volume provides an overview of key problems and possible solutions in programs for frail older people from a unique international perspective.


aging care dementia economics geriatrics gerontology health medicine sociology

Editors and affiliations

  • John Creighton Campbell
    • 1
  • Naoki Ikegami
    • 2
  1. 1.Political ScienceUniversity of MichiganAnn ArborUSA
  2. 2.Department of Health Policy and ManagementKeio University School of MedicineShinjuku-ku, TokyoJapan

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-4-431-68503-6
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Tokyo 1999
  • Publisher Name Springer, Tokyo
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-4-431-68505-0
  • Online ISBN 978-4-431-68503-6