ILO/ISSA Webinar: Long-term care in the context of population ageing
The global trend of increased ageing calls for profound changes. Many countries face a growing demand for long-term care (LTC) linked to fundamental demographic and epidemiologic changes combined with shifts in traditional care structures.
In this context, the International Labour Organization (ILO) and the International Social Security Association (ISSA) have explored the issues, experiences and potential responses to support countries in adapting to the new demographic context, in line with international social security standards. The joint ILO/ISSA Working Paper Long-term care in the context of population ageing: A rights-based approach to universal coverage addresses the following aspects: 1) Fostering healthy ageing through a life cycle approach; 2) securing that older persons in need of long-term care can access it without hardship; and 3) extending adequate social security coverage to all care givers and care workers.
This webinar on LTC will highlight the demographic, financial, institutional, regulatory, administrative and labour market challenges and opportunities for all societies in adequately meeting the needs of ageing populations.
The global trend of increased ageing calls for profound changes. Many countries face a growing demand for LTC linked to fundamental demographic and epidemiologic changes combined with shifts in traditional care structures.
Shahra Razavi, Director, Social Protection Department, International Labour Office (ILO)
Marcelo Abi-Ramia Caetano, Secretary General, ISSA
Ana Llena-Nozal, Senior Economist, Directorate for Employment, Labour and Social Affairs, Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD)
Lou Tessier, Health Protection Specialist, Social Protection Department, ILO
Nathalie De Wulf, Technical Officer in Social Security, ISSA
This webinar will examine the following questions:
- How can social security systems respond to the growing demand for LTC for the elderly?
- Which demographic, financial, institutional, regulatory, administrative and labour market challenges need to be surmounted urgently?
- How can social security insitutions contribute to facilitating the transition of many health and care workers from the informal economy to the formal economy
- What are the promising trends and practices to design and implement LTC schemes, adaptable to a wide range of country contexts?
- Welcome by ILO and ISSA
- The research findings of ILO and ISSA
- The expertise of OECD
- Q&A – Discussion
Moderated by Raúl Ruggia-Frick, Director, Social Security Development Branch, ISSA