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 policymaking.
We invite you to explore more about Panorama:
Did you know that 11.6% of people over age 62 in Costa Rica have trouble performing basic activities of daily living?
In the Indicators section, you can find current information regarding care dependence and multiple related issues in the region’s countries. We provide interactive materials that we periodically update. You will find indicators on care dependence, aging, health conditions, risk factors, disability, and socioeconomic characteristics. Additionally, all data associated with Panorama indicators can be downloaded.
Did you know that Uruguay has an Integrated National Care System?
Learn more in the Case Studies section, which gives a country-by-country analysis of care dependence and long-term care services. The same structure is used to analyze each country so that information is easily comparable. The case studies contain information on the aging process, the epidemiological profile for older people, and the state of care dependence. They also describe the State’s role in long-term care, how the supply of care services is structured, and the prospects for long-term care.
New Webinar series!
On February 25th, 2020 we will launch a new series of webinars in which regional and international experts share their experiences with the design, implementation, and evaluation of long-term care systems. You are invited! This event will be streamed live either in Spanish or English.
Here you will find information on our forthcoming webinars, recordings of our previous webinars, as well as presentations by guest speakers and recommended articles related to presentation topics.
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Explore the Panorama in the Media section, where we post articles written by members of our team and published by the media. Or read through the Gente Saludable Blog entries on aging and care dependence.
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