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WeDO project team publishes EU Quality Framework for Long-Term Care Services

Tuesday 30 October 2012

On 30 October, the EU Quality Framework for Long-Term Care Services was posted on AGE Platform EU website. This Framework is the final output of the WeDO project. A summary of the Framework is also available.

WeDO (Wellbeing and Dignity of Older people) is a European project involving 18 partners from 12 countries. Their objective is to develop a partnership of organisations to promote the wellbeing and dignity of vulnerable and disabled older people and prevent elder abuse through the promotion of quality long-term care. The 2010-2012 project is coordinated by AGE Platform Europe and co-financed by the European Commission.

The Framework documents will be presented at the final project conference on 14 November at the European Parliament. This conference will be hosted and chaired by Heinz Becker, MEP (Austria) and member of the European Alzheimer’s Alliance. The Framework presents:

  • Background information including an analysis, the vision and common values of the WeDO partnership.
  • Quality principles and areas of action for the quality of services for older people in need of care and assistance.
  • Recommendations for implementation, with examples of quality development, control and labelling tools.
  • A methodology for implementation, based on the WHO improvement cycle of the Age-friendly Cities Program.
  • A list of around 30 good practices from 12 different countries.