Nursing home and home care services in 2020 Drop in numbers in nursing homes in 2020 and continued increase in care and assistance at home
In 2021, no increase in nursing home personnel for first time since 2006
09.11.2021 - In 2020, 158 433 clients received services in nursing homes in Switzerland. This represents a drop in numbers of 4% compared with 2019. This decline, unprecedented since the survey began in 2006, is related to the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic. Despite this decline, costs rose by 2.6%. For their part, the 2546 home care services supported 420 793 people, a figure that had risen compared with 2019 (+6.7%). 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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