Long-term care in Turkey

In this book chapter Sema Õglak discusses ageing population in Turkey and highlights the shortfalls in current long-term care system to meet the expected increasing demand.

She provides an overview of the demographic changes predicted in Turkey and then discusses the major reforms of health insurance and social assistance programmes required.

Recent government policies for older people are described along with current provisions of long-term care services.


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Professor at Adnan Menderes Üniversitesi, Turkey

Adnan Menderes Üniversitesi, Turkey

Sema Oglak is a Professor at the University of Aydin Adnan Menderes, Department of Labor Economics and Industrial Relations. Following several post-doctoral posts, she became a visiting research fellow at the Social Care Workforce Research Unit, King’s College London, UK. Her research covered long-term care experiences of the Netherlands, Germany, Denmark, Israel and Italy. Her main research interests are in elderly long-term care policy and services, active ageing, health promotion, age-friendly environments, migrant care workers, and volunteering issues. She has been involved in several national and international projects related to long-term care services.