The Municipality of Trbovlje, in central-eastern Slovenia, is home to more than 16,000 citizens. The Slovenian healthcare system is largely financed by compulsory healthcare insurance with the only provider the Health Insurance Institute of Slovenia. There has been a focus on regulation and integration of long-term care for sometime, however it is not systematically regulated. The Ministry responsible for social affairs has already identified several weaknesses of the existing system in the National Report on Social Protection and Social Inclusion Strategies 2008-2010.
In 2017, the Ministry of Health took over the preparation of the law. With the aim of finding better solutions, pilot projects are currently underway in Slovenia to test new services and the new way of organisation of long- term care delivery. Continue reading . . . .