Nursing care use in the Corona Virus also affects muscle strength and cognitive function expert survey May 24 6:51
A survey of nursing workers found that the effects of the new coronavirus have led to an increase in the number of elderly people refraining from using nursing care services and reduced muscle strength and cognitive function. Experts say that in order to prevent the condition from deteriorating, we need to provide on-site assistance so that we can continue to provide nursing care services while preventing infections.
The survey was conducted this month by Yasuhiro Yuki, a professor at Shukutoku University who is familiar with nursing care issues, and 503 nursing care workers involved in home care responded to a survey on the Internet.
Accordingly, 82% of respondents answered the question of “Are there people in charge of the elderly who refrain from using nursing care services at home?”
In addition, 62% of respondents said “yes” to questions about “cases where physical and physical functions are impaired due to the loss of use”, and 21% of respondents said that they were “quite large” or “many.”.
Some of them are concerned about the deterioration of their condition, such as “they are separated from society and are depressed” or “their lifestyles have changed and they tend to decline mentally and physically.”
Prof. Yuki said, “If we do not use nursing care services, it can be seen that the physical and cognitive function of the elderly is affected in a short period of time. In order to prevent the condition from deteriorating, we need to provide on-site assistance so that we can continue to provide nursing care services while preventing infection.”