80+ living in Scandinavia

Average life expectancy in Scandinavia is increasing, anticipating that the number of people aged over 80 will double in the next decades in Scandinavia. Care for the elderly is therefore being reappraised and developed. The policy in the Scandinavian countries is to extend the time people live in their own homes, find flexible support services for them at home, and to increase accessibility in housing and residential areas. The survey gives basic and comparable information about the numbers of people in this 80+group, and types of housing and care services in the Scandinavian countries.