LTCcovid Country Profile – Printable Version

1.03. Long-term care financing arrangements and coverage

Public LTC expenditure in Cyprus was estimated to represent 0.3% of the Gross Domestic Product (source: European Commission: The 2018 Ageing Report).

Update for: Cyprus   Last updated: February 10th, 2022

1.05. Quality and regulation in Long-term care

There is no quality framework that applies to all LTC services, and no relevant legislation exists to regulate quality standards for all LTC services. However, there is legislation regarding the quality of services in some areas of LTC, such as residential care and day-care centres. Homecare provision is monitored via visits made by social services officers, who are required to follow a specific evaluation/assessment protocol, made up of three competency themes: self-care, household tasks, and mental state. Regarding LTC in residential care and day-care centres, quality is monitored by reference to the minimum standards set out in the respective legislation and through regular inspections of the centres. Residential and daycare providers, either public or private sector, must meet certain minimum quality standards such as: the suitability and qualifications of employees; the ratio of employees to beneficiaries; the suitability and condition of facilities; the bedroom area ratio and shared areas ratio for each beneficiary; hygiene facilities; buildings safety and physical access; the suitability and range of LTC services provided; and the provision of socialisation and entertainment activities (source: 2021 Long-term care in the EU: European Commission).

Update for: Cyprus   Last updated: February 10th, 2022

2.01. Impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on the country (total population)

As of December 2, 2021, there have been 134,965 confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Cyprus, and 598 deaths, according to the European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control, corresponding to 49.5 attributed deaths per 100,000 population.

Update for: Cyprus   Last updated: December 5th, 2021   Contributors: Disha Patel  |