Overnight nursing care service users drop 20% in May amid pandemic

The number of elderly people who used temporary overnight nursing services at care facilities in Japan plunged 20.0 percent from a year earlier in May, when a state of emergency was declared over the coronavirus pandemic, the government said Friday.Despite high demand for nursing services in the country with its rapidly graying population, the number of care facility users sharply fell as the elderly refrained from visiting for fear of being infected with the virus and providers limited their services to prevent the spread of the epidemic, welfare ministry officials said.Temporary overnight st…

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