Figures from Sweden's Public Health Agency show almost half of all fatalities linked to coronavirus have happened in residential homes.
"We cannot touch them, there's no contact, but just the fact of being there and looking them in the eyes is very positive".
In this episode of Unreported Europe Euronews' Valérie Gauriat explores the devastating impact of the coronavirus on the continent's care home sector.
More than 100 organisations, unions and think tanks have published an open letter urging politicians across the UK to act to protect carers from what it describes as a ‘growing poverty crisis’.
In France, workers providing essential care to elderly and disabled people throughout the coronavirus pandemic have been battling a shortage of personal protective equipment. Euronews spent a day with one of them.
COVID-19 killed couple Alfonso Ariza and Cesarea Andrés almost simultaneously. Their daughter's grief has been heightened by the fact she couldn't say a final farewell.
One-in-three coronavirus-related death in Sweden has happened in care facilities for the elderly.
“Old people have to stay between four walls most of the time anyway, so not letting us go out at all is torture,” said pensioner Nina.
Data from five European countries shows that between 42 and 57 percent of deaths related to COVID-19 have so far occurred in nursing homes.
Connie Titchen, 106, was clapped out of Birmingham’s City Hospital on Tuesday after battling the infection for three weeks.
Elderly people have been hit the hardest by COVID-19 and are isolated from their families. Now young people are writing them letters with messages of love and hope.
The truth is, all of us — whatever our ages — should take precautions. By implying that this is primarily an older person's problem, we ignore the real risks to younger people, and we reinforce the ageism that already persists in our society.
The grim discoveries were made by the Spanish military as they disinfected nursing homes amid the COVID-19 outbreak.
The remarkable story of why the Netherlands is on a drive to tackle loneliness, and how the problem is being taken increasingly seriously around Europe.
When fighting broke out in April 2014, many people including health professionals fled the Luhansk and Donetsk Donbas regions. Those left behind were mainly elderly residents.
A digital care system has been the centrepiece of the Japanese strategy in looking after its ageing population. Medical data and technology are merged together to create more efficient healthcare.
Despite their age, the competitors demonstrated considerable stamina – the final relay race had been re-run several times before the athletes could be persuaded to sit down for tea and cake.
A village in Spain where two-thirds of its residents are aged over 65 has had a makeover to make it more elderly-friendly.
FaceApp has taken the world by storm in the last week, giving users the chance to see themselves age through its algorithm. [...] It turns out we are more interested in ageing than we realised.
Tanaka lives in a nursing home in Fukuoka City in southern Japan and was born in 1903.
Thanks to the Italian Society of Gerontology and Geriatrics (SIGG) in Rome, citizens in Italy will now only be considered 'elderly’ after the age of 75.
Spanish artists Concha García Zaera, an 88-year-old grandmother from Valencia has become an Instagram sensation.
Women in England may have to give up work to look after their elderly relatives unless care workers from the European Union are given priority after Brexit, ministers have warned.
The group of retired Italians occupied a leisure centre in northern Rome after the municipality declared it unfit for use.
Footage shows an elderly pensioner shuffling across a busy intersection in southwest China, before the lights turn green leaving him stranded in the middle of traffic.
Ikarians follow a few rules to outlive other Europeans, which includes taking daily naps and eating a diet full of olive oil, honey, and wine.