Latin America and the Caribbean is the fastest-aging region in the world. People living longer is a positive development, but it brings with it more widespread care dependence—difficulty performing activities of daily living like bathing or getting dressed. We estimate that by 2050, between 27 and 35 million people in our region will need help completing these basic tasks. This … [Read more...] about Women as Caregivers: Less time, less money, more work.
More than 8 million older people are dependent on long-term care in Latin America and the Caribbean. These people are not able, on their own, to perform at least one basic activity of daily living, such as bathing or showering, eating, using the toilet, dressing, getting around a room, or getting in and out of bed. In this region, care dependence affects 12% of people over … [Read more...] about Who takes care of older people in Latin America and the Caribbean?
Older adults are a highly vulnerable group regarding COVID-19. What measures are Latin American and Caribbean countries taking to look after them? Countries in the region have made rapid progress with social distancing measures to address the pandemic, and responses in the area of long-term care are slowly beginning to be observed. However, these measures are still … [Read more...] about Coronavirus and Older Adults: Measures Implemented in the Region
Older adults are among the largest groups at risk for the coronavirus and they have the highest fatality rate in several countries. Learn about the resources and materials that we offer to guide caregiving and public policy on aging and long-term care in countries in the region. … [Read more...] about Coronavirus and Older Adults: A Highly Vulnerable Group
At the IDB, we aim to help the region’s governments prepare to tackle the challenges of aging by creating and/or strengthening the supply of long-term care services. That’s why we created the Panorama of Aging and Long-Term Care to provide information on health conditions and current and future needs for care services for older people in order to encourage evidence-based … [Read more...] about New series of webinars on Aging and Long-term Care