【Aging, safety net and fiscal crisis in Japan】No.84: Types and Capacity of Facilities for the Elderly

In this column series, Yukihiro Matsuyama, Research Director at CIGS introduces the latest information about aging, safety net and fiscal crisis in Japan with data of international comparison.

Services for the elderly are classified into two, namely, services at home and services at residence. The types of facilities available for the elderly are also various. Table 1 shows the names and characteristics of major facilities for the elderly. Figure 1 shows the trends in the number of people that such facilities can take in. The capacity of special nursing homes for the elderly, which is most popular, is increasing, but its shortage is becoming a political issue.

Table 1: Name and characteristics of facilities for the elderly


Figure 1: Capacity of facilities for the elderly


Source: Ministry of Health, Labor and Welfare

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