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Policy Seminar on Quality in Long-term Care

Policy Seminar on Quality in Long-term Care

UNECE Policy Seminar on Ageing

23 November 2022
Palais des Nations Geneva Switzerland


The meeting took place, in person, at the Palais des Nations.



Population ageing and growing longevity have been continuously increasing the demand for long term care and for skilled care professionals in the European region. To prepare for this surge in demand, long-term care services need to be continually expanded and adjusted, to be able to maintain high quality while securing access for all. Apart from ensuring access to appropriate care, it is equally important to uphold the dignity  and highest possible level of autonomy and self-determination of older persons across long-term care settings.

The policy seminar aims to provide space for discussion and experience exchange between members of the Standing Working Group on Ageing and other stakeholders, reflecting on the main determinants of quality in long-term care, some of the key associated challenges, as well as mechanisms and tools for quality assurance.

Target Group

The policy seminar is designed for national policy makers, experts on long-term care systems and services, civil society representatives and other stakeholders.

Expected results

Better understanding of the determinants of quality in long-term care provision and of the challenges associated with ensuring high-quality long-term care services. The seminar should also provide new insights into meeting the resource needs of quality long-term care, with specific regard to care workforces, and into the mechanisms that can be implemented to improve quality assurance and monitoring in this sector.


English and Russian interpretation


Agenda and Concept note

35838 _ Policy-Seminar-Long-term-care-Agenda-2022 _ 373032 _ English _ 773 _ 368098 _ pdf
35838 _ Policy-Seminar-Long-term-care-Concept-note-2022 _ 373033 _ English _ 773 _ 368015 _ pdf