Covid-19: Official figures “underestimate” deaths caused by discharging patients into care homes

The UK government has admitted that its policy during the early stages of the covid-19 pandemic to have patients moved from hospitals to care homes may have directly led to subsequent deaths. Outbreaks of the virus could potentially be linked to the policy, says a report from Public Health England (PHE), because patients were notContinue reading “Covid-19: Official figures “underestimate” deaths caused by discharging patients into care homes”

Alternative Care in the times of COVID in India: Udayan Care’s Response

By Kiran Modi, Gurneet Kalra, Leena Prasad – The Therapeutic Care Journal, June 2021 Abstract The COVID-19 pandemic has caused crises around the world and as we move on to another year into the pandemic, it has now become crucial that we start to assess the risks and vulnerabilities of the most marginalized population, i.e.,Continue reading “Alternative Care in the times of COVID in India: Udayan Care’s Response”

Designated settings for people with COVID-19 leaving hospital

28 April 2021 CQC is continuing to work with the Department of Health and Social Care (DHSC), local authorities and individual care providers to provide assurance of safe and high-quality care in designated settings, which are part of a scheme to allow people with a COVID-positive test result to be discharged safely from hospitals. TheseContinue reading “Designated settings for people with COVID-19 leaving hospital”

The Retirement Village and Extra Care Housing in England: Operators’ Experience during the COVID-19 Pandemic

The RE-COV Study findings make essential reading on how the sector mobilised quickly to respond to COVID-19 related deaths in their schemes last year, especially when much of the spotlight was on the crisis in care homes at that time. Download the Executive Summary The RE-COV Study reveals: The overall lower than expected proportion ofContinue reading “The Retirement Village and Extra Care Housing in England: Operators’ Experience during the COVID-19 Pandemic”

Dying in lockdown

Tina Wallace has written a detailed and very personal account of her own day to day experiences, and those of her mother, living and finally dying in a care home, unable to have the normal interactions with friends and family. “The ties that bind are strong and so important. Losing them can literally be aContinue reading “Dying in lockdown”

Developing a map of international research on COVID-19 and Long-Term Care, 21st March update – Resources to support community and institutional Long-Term Care responses to COVID-19

March 22, 2021 Jessica Yu and Adelina Comas-Herrera (Care Policy and Evaluation Centre, London School of Economics and Political Science) The LTCcovid research projects database shares information about ongoing and completed research projects on COVID-19 and long-term care, with the aim of facilitating collaboration and learning across countries. The projects are categorized by country covered,Continue reading “Developing a map of international research on COVID-19 and Long-Term Care, 21st March update – Resources to support community and institutional Long-Term Care responses to COVID-19”

The Rollout of COVID-19 vaccines in Canadian Long-Term Care Homes, 3rd March 2021 update — Resources to support community and institutional Long-Term Care responses to COVID-19

Samir Sinha (Department of Medicine, University of Toronto; National Institute on Ageing, Ryerson University) @DrSamirSinha Cameron Feil (National Institute on Ageing, Ryerson University) @Cameron_Feil Natalie Iciaszczyk  3,536 more words The Rollout of COVID-19 vaccines in Canadian Long-Term Care Homes, 3rd March 2021 update — Resources to support community and institutional Long-Term Care responses to COVID-19

Covid-19: A Swedish care home doctor’s perspective

This post written by a care home doctor who works in a small Swedish town. In other words, he is responsible for the wellbeing of frail elderly people living in care homes. He has treated a lot of patients with covid-19. Since the situation may be different in some other countries, it is useful toContinue reading “Covid-19: A Swedish care home doctor’s perspective”