Greece: forced transformation in a deep crisis
In such a process, personal services and long-term care were likely to be amongst the last to be affected. Current needs were being met by family and other informal arrangements; this would make other areas seem more pressing. Ageing in the 1990s appeared more as a future rather than a current threat. The arrival of foreign migrants as informal carers in large numbers also took some pressure off informal mechanisms (Lyberaki, 2011).