This era marked by immense digitalisation, globalisation and growing modernisation is not without its impending prerequisites of the present era. Among these drawbacks is the unending tyranny of the helpless olds. Adult social care has been neglected greatly and still is an overlooked issue. These adults having nothing to rely on take shelter in adult social cares. However the services at these respective cares have deteriorated and gone far lower on the facilities scale. Having access to mere basic amenities, these old people have no other alternative but to survive on the scanty resources that they get.
What are the reasons for poor conditions in care centres?
The condition in developed countries is nothing better than rest of the countries and faces the common challenges. Following the Global financial crisis 2008 a number of countries have resorted to reducing their expenditure on adult social care leading to even ore degradation of the care homes. With the health conditions and lifestyle improving by day the population of the dependent adults is increasing greatly requiring even better care facilities. Internationally, United States of America has the highest percentage of the Gross Domestic Product (GDP) that is 17.7 per cent devoted to adult social care. While the United Kingdom spends 9.4 per cent of its GDP on adult health and care.
Which is the country with best care facilities?
Occupying the centre stage on the adult care front is Netherlands which was the very first country to have introduced a system of long term care in the 1960s. Presently Netherlands has moved from so social model in health care towards competition between private houses. This has reflected impressive results and has greatly enhanced the healthcare conditions for the adults in the country. A worldwide analysis reveals that some of the best system of healthcares is present in Sweden and France where users are charged fees thereby providing an extraordinary care experience. In case of
How can the condition be improved?
United States of America it has been resolved to encourage adult social care by providing government subsidies thereby introducing reforms in the care units. In countries like, Germany, Japan, France and Korea, a revolution has been brought about with the introduction of schemes for paying for long term care. These schemes are social insurance initiatives aimed at improving the overall healthcare facilities of the ageing population. Studies from international surveys reveal that by the year 2025, geriatric population of the developing countries is anticipated to reach 840 million. By 2025, the geriatric population is expected to be 840 million. Talking of developing countries, India’s condition can’t be overlooked. The population of Indian residents aged 60 years and above is expected to be 11.1 per cent of the total population that is 158.7 million by the year 2025.
The county councils and governments of various countries need to devote adequate resources and funds to improve the situation of adult social care. Private and public enterprises have to work in coordination to achieve the said motive.