Amid economic slowdown, pandemic, nursing homes keep going

Noel Achariam

A WeCare2U caregiver helps a resident out of her wheelchair. Nursing homes are reporting demand for their services during the pandemic. – WeCare2U handout pic, September 29, 2020.

OLD folks’ homes have seen a slight increase in demand in the wake of the Covid-19 pandemic with families seeking better care for the elderly, said operators of these centres.

They told The Malaysian Insight that – while they had faced delays in payments from families affected by the economic slowdown – they had generally continued caring for their elderly residents, who are more prone to Covid-19 infection.

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