You can now consult here the updated version of the toolkit on the dignity and wellbeing of older persons in need of care. This publication is authored by AGE Platform Europe, the largest European network of organisations that advocate for the rights of older people.
This interactive online tool aims to help both policymakers and care professionals to adopt a rights-based approach to care policies and daily practice. It does so by providing evidence on the need to develop quality services that protect the dignity of older persons in need of care. The toolkit also lists the available international and European legal and policy frameworks, and the elements that need to be part of a comprehensive policy for long-term care. The latter include developing an adequate legal framework to enforce the rights of older persons, providing adequate social protection for long-term care, implementing a rights-based approach to monitoring of eldercare services, and preventing and fighting elder abuse.
The toolkit includes concise explanations of AGE’s two reference documents in this field: the European Charter on the rights and responsibilities of older persons in need of long-term care and assistance and the European Quality Framework for long-term care services.
This toolkit is available for free. It will be updated again in the near future, in order to reflect the evolving European and international legal and policy contexts, as well as the views and new evidence that AGE receive both from their members and in cooperation with experts and other organisations.
If you have any questions or remarks you can contact Borja Arrue, AGE’s Project and Policy Officer responsible for long-term care and the fight against elder abuse, email@example.com