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It is NOT too early to think of Long-Term Care in Indonesia: Lessons from experiences of other countries and challenges
Mika Ito, Purnawan Junadi

Last modified: 2018-08-17


Background: The worldwide demographic change in the increase number of people aged 65 and above, OECD countries in particular, has been accelerated in the 21st century, as its consequences the Long-Term care for elderly people is an urgent issue that is not easily overcome.  Within 30 years, many non-OECD countries wowuld face to seimilar peopblems.  Indonesia is not exceptional as having the world 4th largest population, and projected the population aged 65 and above would increase by 7 to 14 percent in 2050.

Materials and methods: Methods of study are literature reviews and partially primary data and information.


Results: Countries with newly developed Long-Term Care policy have been experiencing difficulties to sustain the Long-Term care system finacially and qualitatively.  However, countries with a long history of Long-term care system have fewer difficulties to maintain Long-Term Care plicy under aged society as their Long-Term Care policies were initiated in prior to the aged society and reformed upon changes in social phenomenon.


Conclusion: From lessons learned, it is not too early to begin preparing Long-Term Care policy for future in Indonesia as greater chances of success if Long-Term Care policy is imposed and implemented before high demands and needs of Long-Term Care and achieving the aged society.