The InCARE project has launched a factsheet “Attitudes, experiences and expectations on long-term care in Austria” based on results from the InCARE survey, available in English and German.
Some key highlights include:
- 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.
Read the full factsheet in English or in German.