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The Recovery and Resilience Plan addresses key challenges related to demographic trends and the growing need for increased access to high-quality long-term care services.

The objectives of reforms and investments under the "Long-term care" component are to create a new pillar of social security by establishing a comprehensive legal framework for high-quality, socially equitable and financially sustainable long-term care, to increase the accessibility, availability and affordability of services for all beneficiaries, irrespective of age, to strengthen the development of community-based services and integration with health services, to improve staff capacity, and to support the digitalisation of the system.

Establishing a single system for long-term care – reform

The reform aims to create a new pillar of social security, focusing on the specific needs of people in need of long-term care and ensuring equal access regardless of socio-economic status. A special law will ensure more diversified financing sources, in particular by introducing compulsory long-term care insurance.

The reform includes the entry into force of a new law on the establishment of a new systemic regime for long-term care in Slovenia, including amendments to implementing regulations in the area of social security, the entry into force of a special law on compulsory long-term care insurance, and the establishment of a national model for monitoring the quality of healthcare provided by institutional long-term care providers

Ensuring integrated care for persons in need of higher levels of long-term care and more complex nursing or continuing health care services – investment

The objectives of the investment are to create a new organisational structure that will enable integrated care for adults in need of more intensive long-term care and more complex nursing services and to establish a network of rehabilitation centres for persons eligible for long-term care, along with outpatient and mobile teams to provide long-term care services also at the homes of beneficiaries.

The investment includes of the entry into operation of at least 200 additional beds with associated facilities and equipment, the establishment of premises and equipment for the operation of a rehabilitation centre providing services in the institution and at the home of long-term care beneficiaries, and the establishment of premises and equipment for the operation of a simulation centre for the training of long-term care staff and informal care providers to provide high-quality and safe long-term care.

Ensuring a safe living environment for dependent persons – investment

The investment aims to provide adequate accommodation to cope with the expected increase in demand for institutional care due to the ageing of society.

The investment will help build new housing infrastructure for at least 850 places in the form of small independent living units for long-term care users in need of basic, social and medical care. The investment will focus on providing adequate premises for the implementation of community services and programmes to enable independent living and prevent social exclusion of users, ensure effective management of the risks associated with communicable diseases, and provide quality and safe treatment for persons who depend on the help of others.