The United States ranks eighth in the world for the wellbeing of the elderly, according to a new study that looks at the welfare of people aged over 65 in 91 different countries. Sweden ranks first, followed by Norway and Germany.
Afghanistan is the worst country for the elderly. At 60 years old, Afghan residents could expect only 9.2 years of good health — one of the only nations in the world where healthy life expectancy at 60 was less than a decade.
The Netherlands, as it happens, ranks tops in long-term care provision among developed countries — if your metric is total spending level, where it ranks first at 3.7% of GDP or projected future spending, or total projected spending in 2070, where it comes out at 6% of GDP, second only to Norway (7.1%).
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In 2019, Italy was the European country with the largest share of elderly population. More specifically, 22.8 percent of the total population was aged 65 years and older. Moreover, Greece and Portugal followed in the ranking.
Japan was the world’s most aged population in 2017 (33 per cent aged 60 or over) and it is projected to remain so through 2050 (42 per cent aged 60 or over).
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The Chinese Government elderly care policy is governed by a 90/7/3 formula, meaning it aims for 90 per cent of seniors to remain at home, 7 per cent to stay at intermediate facilities and 3 per cent at nursing homes.
The CCRC concept for senior living is being embraced in many European countries like England, Germany, and the Netherlands—a private-pay housing model that they call “extra care housing.” With the aim of allowing seniors to maintain a level of independence for as long as possible, extra care housing offers residents a
Norway. Topping the charts when it comes to the care of their elderly community, Norway comes out victorious in many ways. Offering a 100% pension coverage and only 1.8% of the elderly population living in the lower quarter of national incomes.
Iceland and Denmark (more than 12%) and the Netherlands (9%) show the highest institutionalization rates. Japan and Italy have only a few nursing homes (but Japan does have a large number of elders in hospitals).