This report focuses on selected major issues in designing long term care such as the role of the family and informal care and mechanisms to support the family issues of coordination among various services human resources strategies in delivering long term care approaches to evaluating systems . Key policy issues in the design of long term care a review based on the experience of industrialized countries this volume long term care in developing countries ten country case studies. Demographic and epidemiological transitions will result in dramatic changes in the health needs of the worlds populations everywhere there is a steep increase in the need for long term care ltc these trends reflect two interrelated processes one is the growth in factors that increase the prevalence of long term disability in the population. With aging of the population the demand for long term care is on rise in many developed countries including the us although the mechanism of long term care provision may vary among different . Yet the health care system isnt designed to cope with long term care issues the insurance and government programs are designed to pay for acute care the detection treatment and solution of a short term problem an illness subject to combat from a surgeons scalpel or a pharmaceutical compound or both
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