Challenges and issues under long-term care insurance for the elderly in Japan

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This article examines the Long-Tenn Care Insurance (LTCI) program for the elderly in Japan. LTCI is presented as Japan’s policy approach to the growing need for care for the elderly. The paper describes the context around which the policy was developed, describes details about the policy, and the implementation issues of the policy. The paper traces the role of social work as a profession in Japan as it relates to the issues of implementing LTCI. Suggestions are made in this paper for possible integration of social work professional roles in effective implementation of L TCI. {Article copies available for a fee from The Haworth Document Delivery Service: 1-800-HAWORTH. E-mail address: <> Website: <>

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationGerontological Social Work Practice
Subtitle of host publicationIssues, Challenges, and Potential
PublisherTaylor and Francis
Number of pages11
ISBN (Electronic)9781317787761
ISBN (Print)9780789019417
Publication statusPublished - Jan 1 2014
Externally publishedYes

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Social Sciences(all)
  • Psychology(all)


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