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1.03. Long-term care financing arrangements and coverage

In 2016 public LTC expenditure represented 0.9% of Gross Domestic Product (European Commission, 2018).


European Commission (2018), ‘The 2018 Ageing Report. Economic & Budgetary Projections for the 28 EU Member States (2016-2070)’. Luxembourg: Publications Office of the European Union

Update for: Slovenia   Last updated: February 4th, 2022

2.02. Deaths attributed to COVID-19 among people using long-term care

As of October 31, 2021, there have been 5,149 deaths in total, and 2,997 among the care home population, representing 58% of all deaths (Source: National Institute of Public Health). In 2017, there were 22,904 people living in long-term care institutions in Slovenia. Therefore, the share of residents who would have died linked to COVID-19 would be 13.09% (Source:

Update for: Slovenia   Last updated: December 5th, 2021   Contributors: William Byrd  |  Disha Patel  |  

3.06. Support for care sector staff and measures to ensure workforce availability 

In Slovenia, medical teams were deployed to residential care settings if the regular staff became exhausted or overwhelmed (Source:

Update for: Slovenia   Last updated: January 12th, 2022

3.07.03. Visiting and unpaid carer policies in care homes

In July 2021: Visits will take place in the premises of the centre for all residents, mostly from 09:00 to 18:00. One or two healthy people are allowed to visit together. The body temperature of the visitors is measured upon arrival. They must also sign a statement that they will follow the stated rules, that they have not been in contact with a Covid-19 infected person in the last 14 days, and that they will follow all instructions of competent institutions during the epidemic.

Visits are carried out outside or in the common areas of the home on the ground floor or at the reception. For the departure of residents to a home environment, they can talk individually with social services. At the time of the departure of the resident, the relatives are obliged to ensure that all preventive measures are strictly observed. At the same time, it is recommended that the resident does not come into contact with a large number of people in a home environment. In accordance with the recommendations of the medical profession, the essential preventive measures include limiting contact to a small number of people, maintaining appropriate distance, wearing a mask, and ventilation of the premises.


Update for: Slovenia   Last updated: September 8th, 2021

4.04. Reforms to improve care coordination

An EU report noted that a draft long-term care act (2021) aims to facilitate and ensure the implementation of long-term care as the new pillar of social security which will take the form of integrated activities.

Update for: Slovenia   Last updated: September 7th, 2021