Institutional households

One or more individuals living together in a residential unit where their livelihood needs are met by professional care workers. Housing is also provided on a professional basis.
Institutional households include nursing homes, care homes for the elderly, mental health institutions, forensic psychiatric centres, institutions for people with mental, physical and sensory disabilities, institutions for addiction care and for homeless people, boarding schools, monasteries, prisons, barracks, and asylum reception centres; in principle, it concerns long-term residency.
As of 2014, people living in institutional households are presented in three different categories, namely: Nursing and care homes, Other care institutions, and Other institutions.
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