Reorganising the long-term care provision for older people is a pressing topic in Europe; populations are ageing, and with it long-term care demands are increasing. A new study has been published on the quality of long-term care in Belgium and the Netherlands, two countries that recently implemented substantial long-term care reforms in response to the economic crisis and the demographic transition. How have these reforms affected older people in need of care, but also their family members and healthcare professionals? The study focuses on the question how long-term care quality can be ensured in the light of the current demographic changes happening in Europe. Can the reforms in Belgium and the Netherlands serve as a good practice example for other European countries on how to structure and finance the long-term care provision?
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