Letter From Argentina: Older People, Pensioners, and Care Homes On The Frontlines Against COVID-19
Nélida Redondo


Publicado en https://www.corona-older.com/

Pension chaos: All older people in Argentina receive a pension from either a contributory or an assistance scheme. In theory, this should help to shield them against some of the indirect impacts of the pandemic. Instead, a poorly thought-out intervention has exposed large numbers of pensioners to infection.
Nursing home and care homes on the frontline: Argentina contains a large number of nursing and care homes. The actual number is unknown, as many are unregistered and operate on the fringes of legality. An informed estimate would be at least 10,000 such establishments. In many cases, the quality of care is very poor and residents usually share rooms with several other people.
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