Nursing home and home care services in 2017 Home care services on the rise, in contrast to nursing home stays
Nursing homes or care at home for 44% of people aged 80 and over
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).
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