Long-Term Care in Europe

Improving Policy and Practice

  • Kai Leichsenring
  • Jenny Billings
  • Henk Nies

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xix
  2. Introduction

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Jenny Billings, Kai Leichsenring, Lis Wagner
      Pages 3-18
    3. Henk Nies, Kai Leichsenring, Sabina Mak
      Pages 19-41
  3. Overcoming the Health-Social Care Divide and the Formal-Informal Care Divide

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 43-43
    2. Michel Naiditch, Judy Triantafillou, Patrizia Di Santo, Stephanie Carretero, Elisabeth Hirsch Durrett
      Pages 45-80
    3. Kerry Allen, Jon Glasby, Ricardo Rodrigues
      Pages 81-99
    4. Pierre Gobet, Thomas Emilsson
      Pages 118-139
  4. Innovative Cases in the Construction of Long-Term Care in Europe

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 141-141
    2. Susanne Kümpers, Georg Ruppe, Lis Wagner, Anja Dieterich
      Pages 143-166
    3. Kai Leichsenring, Henk Nies, Roelf van der Veen
      Pages 167-190
    4. Rastislav Bednárik, Patrizia Di Santo, Kai Leichsenring
      Pages 213-231
    5. Kvetoslava Repková, Karin Stiehr, Barbara Weigl
      Pages 232-251
    6. Jenny Billings, Stephanie Carretero, Georgios Kagialaris, Tasos Mastroyiannakis, Satu Meriläinen-Porras
      Pages 252-277
    7. Laura Holdsworth, Georg Ruppe
      Pages 278-295
  5. Conclusions

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 297-297
    2. Jenny Billings
      Pages 299-324
    3. Kai Leichsenring, Jenny Billings, Henk Nies
      Pages 325-336
  6. Back Matter
    Pages 337-389

About this book


Drawing on research across a wide range of European countries, this book analyzes the key issues at stake in developing long-term care systems for older people in Europe with a focus on progression and improvement for policy and practice.


care health identity information technology innovation Integration methods prevention

Editors and affiliations

  • Kai Leichsenring
    • 1
  • Jenny Billings
    • 2
  • Henk Nies
    • 3
  1. 1.European Centre for Social Welfare Policy and ResearchAustria
  2. 2.University of KentUK
  3. 3.VilansThe Netherlands

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