Press release

Nursing home and home care services in 2017 Home care services on the rise, in contrast to nursing home stays

The latest version of this document is also available. Please see the following link:
Drop in numbers in nursing homes in 2020 and continued increase in care and assistance at home

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).

You will find further information in the press releases in German, French and Italian. The English version only includes the lead of the press release.


Download press release

Home care services on the rise, in contrast to nursing home stays
(PDF, 1 pages, 184 kB)

Other languages

Associated documents

Medico-social care in institutions and at home in 2017



Our English pages offer only a limited range of information on our statistical production. For our full range please consult our pages in French and German (top right hand screen).