The concept of healthy ageing must be defined not by the absence of diseases but by the ability to continue performing all activities that interest the person.

Under this premise, RuralCare started on 1 October 2020 its path towards a new model of integrated Long-Term Care services adapted to the individual needs of persons living in their homes in rural areas in a more accessible, affordable and sustainable way than currently are.

The project will test a multi-level partnership including public and private stakeholders and coordinating health and social services at a local, regional and national level, and will follow an evidence-based approach for future policy planning and reforms.