ILO BRIEF: Challenges in long-term care for the elderly in Albania
23 May 2023
This policy note summarises the challenges facing Albania in long-term care for the elderly and presents the key issues for further discussion. This note is based on the ILO report: Long-term care for the elderly in Albania: challenges and key policy issues (ILO 2022), developed within the framework of the Joint UN Programme “Strategic policy options for SDG financing.”
While the Albanian population is ageing rapidly, Albania is facing an imminent challenge to ensure the access to affordable and quality long-term care services for all the elderly in need.
Within the framework of the Joint UN Programme “Strategic policy options for SDG financing”, the ILO has conducted a policy study on the long-term care services for the elderly. This report presents the estimate of the future demand of long-term care, reviews the current provision of long-term care services, and discusses key issues in the long-term care policy in Albania.