What does it mean to live when we are aging or when we are dying? — I READ THIS BOOK…

As a pastoral care worker for my parish I visit parishioners who are in assisted living facilities, and nursing homes. What strikes me each time I go on a pastoral visit is not just the vast differences in living conditions at some of the institutional housing, but, and perhaps even more than the differences relating […]Continue reading “What does it mean to live when we are aging or when we are dying? — I READ THIS BOOK…”

Updated international report on COVID-19 related mortality in care homes

Key findings: Official publicly available data on the numbers of deaths among care home residents linked to COVID-19 is not available in many countries. International comparisons are difficult due to differences in testing capabilities and policies, different approaches to recording deaths, and differing definitions of what constitutes a “care home”. There are three main approachesContinue reading “Updated international report on COVID-19 related mortality in care homes”

Uncovering the Devaluation of Nursing Home Staff During COVID-19: Are We Fuelling the Next Health Care Crisis?

Published in June 2020 this item from the Journal of the American Medical Directors Association remains worth a read for all care home owners, managers/workforce and commissioners. As the COVID-19–related mortality rate of nursing home residents continues to rise, so too will the rates of mortality and morbidity of staff who care for them, aContinue reading “Uncovering the Devaluation of Nursing Home Staff During COVID-19: Are We Fuelling the Next Health Care Crisis?”

Mortality associated with COVID-19 outbreaks in care homes: early international evidence Adelina Comas-Herrera (CPEC, LSE) and Joseba Zalakain (SIIS) 12th April, 2020 Key findings: Official data on the numbers of people affected by COVID-19 is not available in many countries Due to differences in testing availabilities and policies, and to different approaches to recording deaths,Continue reading