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New Publication: Attitudes, experiences and expectations on long-term care in Austria

InCARE has launched the factsheet Attitudes, experiences and expectations on long-term care in Austria, available in English and German. We are grateful and indebted to the over 3600 respondents from across the world, who took the time to share their thoughts and their stories!

We found that:

  • Informal caregiving and a perceived responsibility of families to provide care remain very common in Austria, despite strong preferences for an increased role of the state in care provision and financing;
  • Many Austrians (especially middle aged) have low trust that the care system will be able to respond to their preferences for future care, as limited availability and high costs are identified as key barriers in access;
  • Gender, age, socio-economic and rural/urban gaps in expectations, experiences and barriers to care highlight the need to increase social protection and address persistent inequalities.

You can read more about our results in English or in German!

This is the first in a series of factsheets summarizing, in an accessible manner, the results of the InCARE survey across Europe. Factsheets on Spain, North Macedonia, Romania and other European countries will soon follow!

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