April 21, 2020 Europe
Engaging and empowering people and communities, Strengthening governance and accountability, Reorienting the model of care, Coordinating services within and across sectors, Creating an enabling environment
Romania - Country case study on the integrated delivery of long-term care (2020)
This report describes the main findings and policy pointers of an assessment of the current conditions of integrated delivery of long-term health and social services in Romania. The country has advanced in enacting legislation to regulate the provision of long-term care. Service provision is limited to social services, whereas the health component is not defined by law. The current provision of long-term care is insufficient, services are fragmented and there are no defined pathways of care. The system relies heavily on families to provide care, but services for unpaid caregivers are underdeveloped. There is an acute shortage of workers, caused by migration of workers to other European countries.