European Quality framework for long-term care services
The European Quality framework for long-term care services is the final output of the WeDO project, a European Partnership for the wellbeing and dignity of older people, coordinated by AGE from 2010 to 2012. The project, which was awarded by the European Commission (DG EMPL) call for proposal for a pilot project on preventing elder abuse, brought together 18 partners from 12 European countries. The document is available in 10 languages together with a 4-page summary.
The framework aims to improve the quality of life for older people in need of care and assistance with a set of 11 quality principles and 7 areas of action, recommendations for policy makers and a methodology on how to implement them with a participatory approach. It is inspired by the "European Charter of the rights and responsibilities of older people in need of care and assistance" launched in 2010.
The WeDO project has also led to the creation of an EU-wide partnership of stakeholders committed to the objectives of the Quality Framework and composed of 12 national coalitions led by the project partners. The partnership will continue after the project ends with the aim of monitoring the implementation of the framework in the different countries involved and promote it in other Member States.
Dowload here the European Quality Framework for long-term care services and its summary (PDF).
A translation in Chinese is available here