Comprehensive geriatric functional analysis of elderly populations in four categories of the long-term care insurance system in a rural, depopulated and aging town in Japan
Geriatrics and Gerontology International, 06/14/2012
Chen W et al. – Actual standardized quantitative and qualitative geriatric functions of the elderly among four categories in newly revised long–term care insurance system (LTCI) system were shown in a depopulated and aging town in Japan. Based on the actual situation of functions of the elderly, the strengths and weaknesses of the current LTCI system were reconsidered. Further research on the measures to prevent future dependency among the specified and support–level elderly is required.