InCARE project has launched the factsheet Attitudes, experiences and expectations on long-term care in Austria, available in English and German. This is the first in a series of factsheets summarising, in an accessible manner, the results of the InCARE survey across Europe, collected between September 2021 and February 2022.
It appears that:
- Informal caregiving and a perceived responsibility of families to provide care remain very common in Austria, despite strong preferences for an increased role of the state in care provision and financing;
- Many Austrians (especially middle aged) have low trust that the care system will be able to respond to their preferences for future care, as limited availability and high costs are identified as key barriers in access;
- Gender, age, socio-economic and rural/urban gaps in expectations, experiences and barriers to care highlight the need to increase social protection and address persistent inequalities.
InCARE partnership is very grateful to the over 3600 respondents from across the world, including many Eurocarers members, who took the time to share their thoughts and their stories and help disseminate the survey! Factsheets on Spain, North Macedonia, Romania and other European countries will soon be available on InCARE website: https://incare.euro.centre.org/news/