Comparison of elderly care between the six largest cities
The number of clients, services and costs of social welfare services and specialised medical care for elderly people in the six largest cities in Finland in 2004-2021.
In the examination of the number of clients, services and costs of services for elderly people in the six largest cities, the use of statutory social and health services by elderly people is monitored. The services under review are home care, part-time care, support for informal care, medium and intensive care housing, nursing homes, outpatient care in primary health care, oral health care, basic health care at health centre hospitals, home hospital care and somatic and psychiatric special health care.
The Six Cities comprise the six largest cities in Finland by population. In the order of population, the Six Cities are Helsinki, Espoo, Tampere, Vantaa, Oulu and Turku. The Kuusikko working groups compare the health and social services, employment services and early childhood education services in the cities. The data on customer numbers, services, personnel and costs are mainly compiled from the municipalities’ own information systems and financial statements. Experts from the cities agree on the most uniform definitions for data collection and implement the data collection in practice.