The Design of the Long-Term Care System in Spain: Policy and Financial Constraints

  title={The Design of the Long-Term Care System in Spain: Policy and Financial Constraints},
  author={Joan Costa-Font and Concepci{\'o} Patxot},
  journal={Social Policy and Society},
  pages={11 - 20}
  • Joan Costa-Font, Concepció Patxot
  • Published 1 January 2005
  • Political Science, Medicine
  • Social Policy and Society
The provision and financing of long-term care (LTC) in Spain has only recently become a policy concern. However, welfare policy reforms show the need to anticipate the effects of a transition from the traditional ‘family-based’ model of care (78 per cent of Spanish elders who are disabled are treated by their own families) to a modern ‘community-based’ model. This paper examines the current models of providing and funding long-term care in Spain and on the basis of the empirical evidence… 
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