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Geriatric Long-Term Care Practice in Korea
Korean J Clin Geri 2018 Dec;19(2):63-71
Published online December 30, 2018;  https://doi.org/10.15656/kjcg.2018.19.2.63
Copyright © 2018 The Korean Academy of Clinical Geriatrics.

Chooyon Cho

Department of Family Medicine, Soon Chun Hyang University Hospital, Seoul, Korea
Received December 17, 2018; Revised December 21, 2018; Accepted December 22, 2018.
This is an Open Access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution Non-Commercial License (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc/4.0) which permits unrestricted non-commercial use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.
 Abstract
The inexorable rise of health expenditures for the elderly is a major public burden in Korea. As a sharp increase of the population of the elderly, informal caregiver burdens and consequent wealth and health deprivation of caregivers remains top social concern. In response to the resolution of this concern, Korea implemented the long-term care insurance since 2008. There are various types of geriatric long-term care and assisted living facilities. Comprehensive geriatric assessment, adequate transitions between care facilities, and assurance of continuity and integration of care are core care objectives in geriatric long-term care practice in Korea. To achieve these objectives, a comprehensive review of facility care settings, geriatric workforce and payment policies is urgently warranted. Current review can be widely applied to health care providers caring older adults in Korean long-term care facilities.
Keywords : Chronic Disease, Elderly, Long-Term Care
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