This document outlines the French Health Ministry’s strategy for managing the needs of people older than 70 in the context of the COVID-19 pandemic.
Firstly, they intend for regional Health Ministries, which are the main entities aiming to stop the spread of the virus, to create a sub-section dedicated to older people. They also have enhanced prevention measures in care homes, and have organised and strengthened older people’s access to healthcare. In addition, there are guidelines on the hospitalization of older people during the crisis, and on managing death and bereavement. Furthermore, they explain the need for expanding staff numbers in residential care. Finally, the document explains how to help carers and healthcare workers make decisions, and look after their mental health.
Stratégie de prise en charge des personnes âgées en établissements et à domicile dans le cadre de la gestion de l’épidemie de Covid-19. Paris, Ministère des Solidarités et de la Santé, 2020, 9 p.
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