SWEDEN, AN EXAMPLE FOR THE WORLD ON HOW THE TAKE OF THE ELDERLY

The elderly people in Sweden is a growing share of the Swedish population. Many are in good health and lead active lives, and most live in their own homes. Many say that elderly care in Sweden is the best in the world. Sweden invests more of its gross domestic product in its elderly than any other country in the world. According to http://www.sweden.se, Sweden’s allocation to elderly care is almost five times the European Union average.

It is estimated that In 20 years’ time, one Swede in four will be over 65, and most of the people in this age group will be active and healthy. Several initiatives aimed at meeting future needs are now being put in place around the country. Sweden has been invested SEK $4.6 billion ($702,277,400 in US) measures to improve health and social care for the most infirm members of the 65+ age group. The aim is to improve coordination of home health care, elderly care, hospital care and health-center care provided to elderly people.

In terms of home care, the government offers assistance from the local government to elderly persons who are no longer able to cope with the demands of everyday life.  The care provided is accessed by need. Elderly people with disabilities and those who are severely ill can receive assistance around the clock, which means that many are able to remain at home throughout their lives.

As I always mention, please report all incidents to the proper authorities. You can also find information on the National Center on Elder Abuse’s website at http://www.ncea.aoa.gov.

If you live in Philadelphia, PA or the surrounding areas or in the State of New Jersey, you may contact the Pile Law Firm at 610-718-6368 for assistance in elder law and estate planning matters. The website is http://www.pilelaw.com.

Please feel free to leave your questions or comments.

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