According to the European Commission’s recent policy initiative on social investment, Danish long-term care for older people offers new and innovative perspectives on ageing and the management of the risks associated therewith. Other EU member states are thus encouraged to “get to Denmark” and to develop their long-term care in accordance with the Danish approach. With the introduction of reablement policies (rehabilitering), Denmark has, according to the European Commission, identified a viable way to address some of the problems associated with the presumed increase in need for long-term care in ageing societies. The change from a so-called passive to a more “active” approach emphasizes an overall strategy of “repairing,” by offering short-term intensive physical training interventions instead of only compensatory care and assistance, as this should ideally enable the individual to postpone and reduce the need for care.
|Titel||The Danish Welfare State : A Sociological Investigation|
|Redaktører||Tea Torbenfeldt Bengtsson, Morten Frederiksen, Jørn Elm Larsen|
|Forlag||Palgrave Macmillan Ltd|
|Status||Udgivet - 2015|