Quality Assurance Policies and Indicators for Long-Term Care in the European Union: Slovenia
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. However, this paper argues that there is no national quality management strategy. The most apparent difficulty in gathering data on quality is the fragmentation of long-term care between the health and social care sectors. Quality indicators are not defined at the national level and are only being introduced through the E-Qalin model, which sets standards and methodologies for quality management in social care.
© 2012 Valentina Prevolnik Rupel, Marko Ogorevc and Boris Majcen
Valentina Prevolnik Rupel, Marko Ogorevc, Boris Majcen