This paper draws on available evidence to assess the COVID-19 vulnerability of LTCFs in different LMICs, taking note of specific features of provision before and during the pandemic.
Desde 2011, a cidade brasileira de Belo Horizonte tem executado um esquema inovador de apoio a idosos dependentes de cuidados em comunidades carentes: o Programa Maior Cuidado (PMC).
Since 2011, the Brazilian city of Belo Horizonte has been running an innovative scheme to support care-dependent older people in disadvantaged communities: Programa Maior Cuidado (PMC – Older Person’s Care Programme).
In all countries, the risk of dying from a COVID-19 infection increases markedly with advancing age.
The Global Platform has hosted a number of webinars and blogs which draw attention to the high vulnerability to COVID-19 of older adults in residential care facilities in low and middle-income countries (LMICs).
HelpAge International along with ESCAP, UNFPA, JAGES and AGAC, is organising a webinar on “Older persons, communities and COVID-19”.