[TEC-MED project] The model of social care in Lebanon

Lebanon is still lacking a comprehensive model of care for older persons. The available social-care services in Lebanon include: Social security, Retirement plans, Healthcare services, Social and health services, Services offered by non-governmental organizations, Academic services. It is important to note that the lack of a retirement plan and comprehensive social and health coverage for older adults is the main concern in Lebanon in term of social care services and practices. A lot of efforts were done to set an equitable retirement plan but still, this plan did not see the light. The majority (around 98%) of older persons in Lebanon live in their homes and not in institutions. This video made by IDRAAC (one of TEC-MED partners) shows us the current models of social care (deficiencies, more serious problems, improvements, needs, more significant data) in Lebanon.