ABSTRACT

Elderly Care Response to Covid-19: A Review of International Measures to Protect the Elderly Living in Residential Facilities and Implications for Malaysia   [open pdf - 0B]

From the Document: "This note presents an international picture of measures in response to the COVID-19 [coronavirus disease 2019] pandemic specifically for the elderly living residential facilities as a particularly vulnerable setting. For this purpose, the note reviews information available from selected economies and international organizations and NGOs [non-governmental organizations] that have introduced guidance or actionable measures. The note argues that significant and proactive efforts in the areas of prevention, control, resources, coordination, management, reporting, communication, and planning are needed to safeguard the elderly living residential facilities (long-term care homes, residential care homes, nursing homes, welfare homes, etc.) in response to the spread of COVID-19. While many measures that have been introduced internationally are of wide relevance, the note also pays specific attention to implications for Malaysia."

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Malaysia Covid-19 Social Protection and Jobs Note No. 2
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2020-04-22
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World Bank Group
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