Access to Health and Social Services for Elderly 60 aged in Slovakia: Public Health Perspective

  • Project period: 2020 - 2021
  • Category: Basic Research


After the age of 60 many elderly people experience increasing health problems and have an increased need for social and health care services. Slovakia will experience an aging population and the aim of this study was to assess their future needs and analyze access to social and health care services in Slovakia.

Our data showed a severe capacity challenge at various public retirement homes; additionally, the national and municipal services are not fully integrated. Furthermore, we detected that elderly people’s needs are often fulfilled by next of kin.

We conclude that in the years to come there will be insufficient social and health care services in Slovakia. We recommend that the coordination of social and health care services for the elderly takes place at a national and regional level.


The project is financed by Other


  • Miroslava Tokovska

    Miroslava Tokovska

    • Project manager
    • Førsteamanuensis

    Kristiania University College

    Institutt for helse og trening

    Miroslava Tokovska
  • Andrea Seberini

      'Matej Bel' University in Banská Bystrica

    • Miriam Martinkovicova

        'Matej Bel' University in Banská Bystrica

      • Ursula-Georgine Småland Goth

          Kristiania University College

          Kristiania University College