Guidance on COVID-19 for the care of older people and people living in long-term care facilities, other non-acute care facilities and home care
AbstractIn response to the COVID-19 pandemic, this guidance provides information on infection and prevention control (IPC), vaccination, community preparedness, selfcare for wellbeing, and transitioning from acute pandemic response to sustained management of COVID-19. This guidance is for older people, caregivers of older people, and policy-makers responsible for health and long-term care (LTC) services. A facility where older people receive care (including LTC facilities, non-acute care facilities, home care services, etc.) should practice IPC and improve physical and mental well-being of older people. Community members and policy-makers should strengthen their efforts in promoting self-care, use of IT, community-based care and age-friendly environment for older people. Adapting to life with COVID-19 and staying safe over the long-term, communities should develop a plan for sustained management of COVID-19, recognize people's health as an integral infrastructure, and support older people to stay healthy, thrive, and age-in-place.
World Health Organization. Regional Office for the Western Pacific. (2020). Guidance on COVID-19 for the care of older people and people living in long-term care facilities, other non-acute care facilities and home care. WHO Regional Office for the Western Pacific. https://apps.who.int/iris/handle/10665/331913. License: CC BY-NC-SA 3.0 IGO