Home care services on the rise, in contrast to nursing home stays

Neuch√Ętel, 15.11.2018 - (FSO) - In 2017, almost 350 000 people, of whom 73% were aged 65 and over, made use of assistance and home care services. The home care services provided nearly 16 million hours of home care and more than 6 million hours of assistance. In the same year, around 149 000 people stayed in a nursing home; 15% of them for a short stay. These are some of the findings from the Statistics on Home Care Services and the Statistics on Nursing Homes from the Federal Statistical Office (FSO).

This press release and further information on this topic can be found on the FSO website (see link below).

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Anthony Francis, FSO, Section Health Services, tel.: +41 58 463 61 94,
e-mail: anthony.francis@bfs.admin.ch
Flavia Lazzeri, FSO, Section Health Services, tel. : +41 58 463 61 28,
e-mail: flavia.lazzeri@bfs.admin.ch


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Last modification 03.10.2018

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