How many nursing homes are there? And who supervises? | Questions and answers

How many homes are there?
The Residential Structures for the Elderly (ERPI) are known as homes or residences for the elderly and are usually intended for people with a higher degree of dependence. According to official data for 2020, 2561 households were registered in the 18 districts of mainland Portugal in that year. In this universe, there are private homes – homes in which companies are usually the owners – institutions with cooperation agreements with Social Security, and which belong to private institutions of social solidarity (IPSS), foundations, mercies, parish centers and other entities that present themselves as non-profit.

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