Connecting the Dots between Social Care and Healthcare for the Sustainability Development of Older Adult in Asia: A Scoping ReviewJournal: Sustainability, Author(s): Khadijah Alavi, Rosnah Sutan, Suzana Shahar, Mohd Rizal Abdul Manaf, Mohd Hasni Jaafar, Khairul Nizam Abdul Maulud, Zaini Embong, Kamarul Baraini Keliwon and Ruzian Markom Link: www.mdpi.com/2071-1050/14/5/2573/pdf
Globally, we face a rapid double growth of the ageing population that urges an integrated
framework plan by connecting the health and social care disciplines as a shared and continuum of
care approach. Bridging the gap between health and social care is required to meet the demand of
ageing population needs, the readiness of the stakeholders, and community as a holistic approach.
This article provides an overview of the evidence gap between social care and healthcare through a
scoping review. Articles retrieved related to social and health care for older adults in the Asia region
were identified through a compilation of PubMed, SAGE, Springer, and Google Scholar searches
between the years 2015 to 2021. Only twelve articles were used for result generation. The majority
highlights the constraint on financial support, issues related to culture, human resource competency
and community participation. The systematic review of the current work provides valuable insight
for future researchers and policymakers in designing sustainable development integrated long term
care (LTC) framework models and plans.