ACCESS Health Sweden

Aging well is a global priority. Sweden, like many other countries, confronts significant challenges due to population aging. Estimates suggest that nearly a quarter of the population of Sweden will be sixty-five years or older by 2050. Longer life expectancies and steady retirement ages are boosting the support ratio, creating a need for new ways to provide and pay for high-quality long term care. Sweden is taking clear action to respond to the needs of its older citizens. The country was recently ranked number one on a global index based on income, health, employment, education, and building an enabling environment for aging adults. ACCESS Health Sweden documents promising practices in long term care in Sweden and its neighboring countries like Norway and Denmark. The Swedish office also partners with innovative thinkers in both the public and private sectors to improve the quality of long term care.