The development of standards for care that is provided for older people regardless of where they live, based on the older person's individual needs and choices.The focus is to promote secure and safe old age care with self-determination and participation for the older person and his/her family and close friends. Focus is also to provide support to the staff in creating an accessible and supportive physical and psychosocial environment that provides the opportunity for maintaining function and meaningful activities for older people as well as ensuring a good work environment for the staff. Old age care is a complex activity that requires a common understanding and cooperation between all the contributory actors to promote and develop the quality of the services.The standard(s) covers services however they are financed.The term care is a comprehensive notion that includes social and nursing care, rehabilitation, service and other related areas.The scope does not include standardization of products (medical devices and associated software), clinical and professional knowledge and the built environment.

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