Long-term care systems
For the third year, HelpAge Asia Pacific is organising the annual training course on Developing Long-Term Care Systems for Older People. The course aims to provide participants a solid understanding of the essential considerations in developing long-term care (LTC) systems and the key policy and design decisions required. This training will bring together multi-sectoral participants from select countries in Asia, but participation will be open to all countries and regions.
The four-day training course and workshop will be divided into 3 parts:
- A two-day training on long-term care systems based on the work in Asia region and with consideration of global directions in LTC,
- 1.5 days of workshop to plan together how each organization and the Network as a whole can push for LTC system development, and
- A half-day field trip to visit Thailand’s publically-funded national community-based care model.
At the end of the course participants will be able to:
- explain why there is an urgent need to develop comprehensive long-term care systems in LMICs, and why the current systems are not sustainable or equitable;
- articulate what care for older people means, and therefore inform what care services should aim to provide;
- highlight some of the key policy and programmes options available to stakeholders in the region for the development of care systems
Date: 9-12 June 2020
Venue: Chiang Mai, Thailand