Policy Document

Public Health Strategy 2014-2020








Long-term care

Main implications

For the first time, the fragmentation of social and medical home care is addressed; unequal access to such care in different municipalities is also defined as a problem. Local governments should provide flexible services according to the people’s needs.

Benefits & Requirements

Coverage: Eligible groups or beneficiaries

Persons in need of home care

Criteria for coverage

An evaluation by the local Social Services

Read the Law

Original full text web source in native language


Comments & Clarifications

The document stresses the role of local governments in organising integrated medical and social care, and sees mobile brigades as a desirable solution. It also states that there is inequality in accessing home care services in different municipalities.

Secondary Literature & Sources

Secondary literature

Latvian Ministry of Health. "Izvērtējums Sabiedrības veselības pamatnostādņu 2014.–2020"(Evaluation for Development of Public Health Strategy 2014-2020). Latvian University, Riga (2014). Available at: http://www.vm.gov.lv/images/userfiles/sab_ves_pamatnost_izvertejums_31_01_14.pdf


Aivita Putnina
University of Latvia

Data collected in the framework of the Population Europe Research Finder and Archive (PERFAR)

Cite as

SPLASH-db.eu (2015): Policy: "Public Health Strategy 2014-2020" (Information provided by Aivita Putnina). Available at: https://splash-db.eu [Date of access].