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InCARE survey making waves

Growing interest in the InCARE survey

As we approach the conclusion of the data collection phase, the InCARE survey has already garnered interest from both academic and policy audiences. We are happy to have received so many questions and expressions of interest for collaboration and are grateful for the opportunities to present early results to the international long-term care community.

On December 6th 2021, we presented cross-European results at the international workshop on COVID-19 and long-term care systems: Lessons learnt and new reforms, organized by the LTC Covid collaboration and International Long-term Care Policy Network. Stefania Ilinca and Cassandra Simmons presented preliminary results on the expectations and preferences of Europeans for long-term care arrangements. They drew attention to concerning indications of a pronounced mismatch between expectations and preference, which is indicative of a lack of trust that individuals can choose the type of care they receive, should they need it. At the same time, the mismatch has been increasing over the last 15 years, highlighting the urgent need to bring user voices closer to decision-making processes.

The InCARE team has also presented preliminary results at the Romanian Alzheimer International Conference 2022 in February 2022 and at the international seminar series of the European Centre for Social Welfare Policy and Research as part of the session “Social care policy in the new reality: What has changed? What needs to be changed?”.

We look forward to further exchanges!

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