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Structure of the report


This comparative report looks at the topic of residential care facilities and, in particular, at the specific requirements that these facilities must meet when providing care. The report has a particular focus on regulatory requirements and standards that have been developed for or with people with cognitive problems or dementia in mind. People with dementia living in residential care settings often have more complex needs, may experience challenges in communicating these needs and may be less able than others to cope with inadequate care. 

The report is structured as follows. It starts with an overview of the existing legislative frameworks for residential care in Europe, how dementia is addressed in this framework and how the requirements are implemented and monitored in the different countries. This is followed with information on whether each of the specific topics of relevance to this report (i.e. physical environment, staffing, care and human rights, end-of-life care and abuse and restraint) have been addressed in the legislation specifically in the context of residential care. The reports describes then in detail the requirements and provisions for each of these topics as written in the legislation and national standards.






Last Updated: Friday 31 January 2020


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    This Dementia in Europe Yearbook received funding under an operating grant from the European Union’s Health Programme (2014-2020). The content of the Yearbook represents the views of the author only and is his/her sole responsibility; it cannot be considered to reflect the views of the European Commission and/or the Consumers, Health, Agriculture and Food Executive Agency or any other body of the European Union. The European Commission and the Agency do not accept any responsibility for use that may be made of the information it contains.
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