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Like many countries throughout the world, Slovakia is experiencing a substantial shift in the ageing demographic of its population.  With 13% of its population currently over the age of 65 and expected to increase to 30% by 2050, the Slovak government has put its focus on shifting long term care provision from the institution to the home whenever possible.

In Slovakia, the most important part of home care is the informal care, most often given by family members or close contacts of the care recipient.  Unfortunately, addressing the needs of these family carers is often not a priority in already stretched systems. Private home care providers, such as Right at Home, are in a unique position to offer these family members respite, piece of mind, and support when caring for their loved ones.

 

Country Demographics

Total Population 5.41 Million
GDP per Capita $16,931 USD
% GDP on Healthcare 8.7
% of 65+ Receiving Long Term Care 3.2
Hospital Beds per 1000 People 6.5

65+ Population by Year

  • 2013

    717,000
    13% of Population

  • 2025

    1.06 Million
    19% of Population

  • 2050

    1.49 Million
    30% of Population