Improving Long-Term Care in Croatia

This report examines the provision of long-term care in Croatia. With the help of SHARE data from Wave 6 and 7, it analyses the care needs of the population and current gaps. It points to shortcomings of the system in terms of access to benefits and services, equitability, and affordability. The situation of family carers, their needs and support they receive are also described. The report proposes directions for reform to strengthen the formal component of the long-term care system, with the view that it should be developed to offer affordable alternatives to family care, and to improve direct support to family carers. Such policy options build on analysis of good practices from other EU and OECD countries.