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The Journal of Aging and Long-Term Care
(A New 21st Century Initiative from Turkey)

“Ismail Tufan Gerontology Foundation (ITGEVAKIF)” has recently assumed responsibility for the planning and introduction of a new international journal, namely, the Journal of Aging and Long-Term Care (JALTC). With world societies facing rapid increases in their respective older populations there is a need for new 21st century visions, practices, cultural sensitivities and evidenced-based policies that assist in balancing the tensions between informal and formal long-term care support and services as well as examining topics about aging.

The JALTC is being launched as the official journal of the ITGEVAKIF. The preceding journal aims to foster new scholarship contributions that address theoretical, clinical and practical issues related to aging and long-term care. It is intended that the JALTC will be first and foremost a multidisciplinary and interdisciplinary journal seeking to use research to build quality based public policies for long-term health care for older adults.

It is accepted that aging and long-term care is open to a diverse range of interpretations which in turn creates a differential set of implications for research, policy and practice. As a consequence, the focus of the journal will be to include the full gamut of health, family, and social services that are available in the home and the wider community to assist those older people who have or are losing the capacity to fully care for themselves. The adoption of a broader view of aging and long-term care allows for a continuum of care support and service systems that include home base family and nursing care, respite day care centers, hospital and hospice care, residential care, and rehabilitation services. It is also crucial to be aware that life circumstances can change suddenly and dramatically resulting in the need for transitional care arrangements requiring responsive, available, accessible, affordable and flexible health care service provision.

For further assistance and more detailed information about the JALTC and the publishing process, please do not hesitate to contact the secretariat of the JALTC via sending e-mail:

Editor in Chief: Emre Senol-Durak (Ph.D).

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