Guidance on COVID-19 for the care of older people and people living in long-term care facilities, other non-acute care facilities and home care
PublisherManila : WHO Regional Office for the Western Pacific
Gov't Doc #WPR/DSE/2020/015
In response to the COVID-19 outbreak, this guidance provides information on infection and prevention control (IPC) for older people, their friends and families, carers, and healthcare providers. Anyone who manages, works, volunteers or provides care at any type of facilities where older people receive care at (long-term care facilities, non-acute care facilities, and home care services), should practice strict IPC to prevent and control COVID-19 outbreaks. It has been observed in different countries that older people have higher case-fatality rate compared to other age groups. Therefore, it is especially important to implement and follow IPC measures at facilities, homes, and other venues that older people frequent.
LicenseCC BY-NC-SA 3.0 IGO
SubjectCoronavirus Infections; Infection Control; Disease Outbreaks; COVID-19; Betacoronavirus; Aged; Middle Aged; Health Facilities
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