More elderly care provided in a more efficient manner
Between 2001 and 2007, labour productivity in the sector elderly care increased by an average of 1.4 percent annually. The labour productivity growth was entirely realised after 2004 when the...
Spending on health care and welfare levels off
According to the most recent figures, the costs of health care and welfare amounted to 87.6 billion euro in 2010, a 3.6 percent increase relative to 2009. Over the period 2004-2008, the costs of care...
Half of over-85s feel healthy, also in care homes
Elderly who live independently feel progressively unhealthy while those living in care homes feel relatively healthier.
Care spending 3.7 percent up
Last year, spending on health care and welfare in the Netherlands amounted to 92.7 billion euros, i.e. an increase by 3.7 percent from 2011.
What is the living situation of the elderly in the Netherlands?
As the elderly are more vulnerable to the COVID-19 virus, they currently tend to be (even) more isolated than others. In addition, home care is under pressure nowadays, which means the elderly need...