New policy brief: The use of formal and informal care services in Slovenia



This Policy Brief provides insights into the characteristics of people using home care services in Slovenia and how these services are used – either alone or in combination with informal care. The authors find that although informal care accounts for the largest share of care received by older people living in the community and formal care only is more often used by men than by women, with age, the use of the formal-informal care mix increases significantly. Income, urban/rural, and gender differences are also important. These empirical findings therefore further emphasize differences in groups of users, indicating that access to formal care among people ageing at home is a pertinent issue for policy-makers.