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07 Feb 2012

Quality Assurance Policies and Indicators for Long-Term Care in the European Union

Country Report Italy

Georgia Casanova

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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 at residential services and formal home care, but as this research report highlights, there are many differences across regions.

Georgia Casanova is with the LUISS Business School in Rome.