Healthcare Delivery

Safer, cheaper and healthier: it's time to look again at home care for older people

A doctor in protective suit visits the home of a person suffering from the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in Bergamo, the epicentre of Italy's outbreak, April 16, 2020. Patients with symptoms that are not too severe are treated at home in Bergamo, to avoid overcrowding hospitals already overwhelmed with patients needing intensive care

Even before the pandemic, home care was a preferred option for many older people Image: REUTERS/Flavio Lo Scalzo

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Care homes have accounted for a high proportion of COVID-19 deaths in many countries
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