عنوان مقاله [English]
Purpose:Iran is facing the growth of old age population; in this paper we havetried to compare the presentation of welfare services by emphasizing on official section in selected countries (Sweden, US, France, Japan, Brazil, Turkey, China) to specify the challenges and the distinction and the unities of welfare policies of elderly in Iran and other welfare systems.
Method:In this study comparative study is used.Comparative method based oncomparison is for understanding the similarities and differences.
Findings:Developed countries emphasis the transition of official institution-based care and also family and society- based care and they have done some operational action in this case. The coverage of social welfare such as long term care and elderly homecare in mentioned developed countries are desirable. Butin developing country a small number of elderly are covered by welfare services. Livelihood coverage (basic and insured pensions) in developed countries like Sweden, Japan, France and USA is widely presenting. Whereas in developing countries and less developed countries some of the urban elderly and a small population of rural elderly receive retirement.
Conclusion:The elderly face challenges like demographic, focus on presentingservices, lack of suitable empowerment for elderly, structural and policy issues and lack of serious long-term care.