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National Minimum Standards Care Homes for Older People

Parliamentary Secretariat for Rights of Persons with Disability and Active Ageing Country Resources Older Persons General Health Policies, Laws, Strategies & Plans, Service Standards Malta 2014 Policy document Older Persons

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National Minimum Standards Care Homes for Older People

This document details the National Minimum Standards proposed to be applicable to all care homes for older people. This document will be supplemented by Appendices to follow detailing specific enforcement procedures and regulatory structures and specific standards to be applicable to care homes for older people with different levels of dependency and units specialised in dementia care.

The Standards are applicable to all operations for which registration and annual licensing as a
“care home for older people” are required. All the minimum Standards are intended to be immediately applicable to all homes seeking registration and a license as of the date of promulgation of these Standards, whilst a number of the Standards are intended to be phased in gradually for care homes already operating as of this date.

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