The long-term care mix in Austria: An overview of community-based care provision by formal and informal caregivers

DATE

2019/07/30

This Policy brief provides insights into the individual characteristics associated with the use of formal, informal and mixed care by older Austrians living in the community. While informal support still accounts for the majority of provided care, the supply of formal services has been constantly increasing, serving primarily very old individuals, those with higher support needs and women. Large gender differences in care use patterns are still observed in Austria and particularly pronounced among married and co-habiting older people.