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More Than Half of World’s Older People Lack Long Term Care

A new study by the International Labor Organization finds more than half of all people 65 years and older have no access to urgently needed long term care.  The ILO study is being launched on the International Day of Older Persons. The study of 46 countries covers 80 percent of the world population aged 65 and over.  It finds an alarming lack of social protection for this aging population and a global shortfall of 13.6 million workers to care for its needs. The report says...

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