Switzerland with drop in numbers in nursing homes in 2020 and continued increase in care and assistance at home

In 2020, 158433 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 420793 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). Switzerland with drop in numbers in nursing homes in 2020 and continued increase in care and assistance at home.

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