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By 2050, more than 30% of Portugal’s population will be over the age of 65.  Until recently, this ageing population could count on their extended families providing care as they grew older and less independent.  As we have seen across Europe, and in many other parts of the world, this ability to depend on family for care is becoming less secure. An increase in dual income homes, a decrease in family size, and increasingly mobile family members continues to impact Portuguese families and policies on care provision.

Currently, the private home care market in Portugal is underdeveloped.  Support delivered by public and non-profit providers is primarily aimed at those with low incomes and those without formal family support.  As home care expands due to the Integrated Support Plan for the Elderly, Right at Home has the opportunity to truly impact the quality, availability, and flexibility of the home care services currently available to Portuguese families looking to take care of their ageing loved ones.

Country Demographics

Total Population 10.53 Million
GDP per Capita $20,182 USD
% GDP on Healthcare 10.4
% of 65+ Receiving Long Term Care 1.1
Hospital Beds per 1000 People 3.3

65+ Population by Year

  • 2013

    1.96 Million
    18% of Population

  • 2025

    2.33 Million
    22% of Population

  • 2050

    3.04 Million
    31% of Population