Long-Term Care Quality Assurance Policies in the European Union

by Roberto Dandi, Georgia Casanova, Roberto Lillini , Massimo Volpe , Antonio Giulio De Belvis , Maria Avolio , Ferruccio Pelone
March, 2012

This report analyses the quality assurance policies for long-term care (LTC) in the following countries: Austria, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Hungary, Italy, Latvia, Poland, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, the Netherlands, and the United Kingdom.

Quality Assurance Policies and Indicators for Long-Term Care in the European Union, Country Report: Austria

by Thomas Czypionka, Markus Kraus, Marcel Kalmar
February, 2012

In Austria, the responsibilities for long-term care mainly lie with the provinces, although federal and organisational-level initiative has grown. Quality assurance policies focus overwhelmingly on the health system and are only slowly appearing in the realm of long-term care (LTC). Although the Austrian LTC system is still very fragmented owing to the division of competencies, … Continued

Quality Assurance Policies and Indicators for Long-Term Care in the European Union, Country Report: Slovenia

by Valentina Prevolnik Rupel, Marko Ogorevc, Boris Majcen
February, 2012

In Slovenia, the government’s Strategy of Care for the Elderly up to 2010 attempted to introduce a new model to support families with elderly members, new programmes for elderly care with individual solutions and supportive social networks to foster the cohabitation of generations. Yet there is no national, quality management strategy. The most apparent difficulty … Continued

Demographic Epidemiologic Projections of Long-Term Care Needs in Selected European Countries: Germany, Spain, the Netherlands and Poland

by Luc Bonneux, Nicole Van der Gaag, Govert Bijwaart
February, 2012

The objectives of Work Package (WP) 2 of the EU FP7 project ANCIEN are to assess the actual and future numbers of elderly care-dependent persons in selected countries. Such projections are needed to support planning to meet future needs for long-term care (LTC) across the EU. This study has selected four countries for projections of … Continued

Executive Summary of Work Package 3 on Availability and Choice of Care of the ANCIEN Project

by Sergi Jiménez Martín, Raquel Vegas Sánchez, Cristina Vilaplana
February, 2012

Work Package 3 on the Availability and Choice of Care of the ANCIEN project aims to document the forces driving the choice of formal and informal care across European countries and to characterise the linkages between the type of care used by dependent people and a country’s institutional setting, which determines the supply of formal … Continued

Quality Assurance Policies and Indicators for Long-Term Care in the European Union, Country Report: Italy

by Georgia Casanova
February, 2012

In Italy, regions are at the centre of the system providing long-term care services, which typically include residential services, formal home care and monetary benefits. The regions define their own policies for the provision of care, ranging from needs assessment and monitoring tools to the accreditation of service providers. Quality assurance policies are primarily directed … Continued