The Primorje-Gorski Kotar County, as well as the Republic of Croatia in general, are among areas and countries with relatively old population. The average age is almost 44 years, the aging index is 155.3 (the percentage of persons aged 60 and more in regards to the number of persons aged 0-19), while the age coefficient is 26.6 (percentage of persons aged 60 and more in the total population). Therefore, the establishment of a wholesome approach to care about the elderly is crucial. Among other things, this implies the establishment of a network of homes for the elderly and their adequate territorial representation, development of the existing, as well as the construction of new capacities and contents.
More than twenty homes for the elderly operate in the area of the Primorje-Gorski Kotar County. In order to reduce the evident lack of capacities for the accommodation of the elderly, there is an interest in and plans for the construction of new capacities, the realisation of which would ensure service and aid to the elderly in accordance with the highest standards.