Globally, residents in care homes have experienced disproportionately high morbidity and mortality from COVID-19. Resident frailty and pre-existing structural issues in care homes are at least partly responsible. Factors that are external to the control of individual home operators, such as limited access to a sufficient supply of PPE and testing kits available from local public health authorities, also played a role in the extend of the spread of COVID-19. Despite these common vulnerabilities, not all care homes suffered equally from COVID-19. In this webinar, we will explore the potential role of home ownership on outcomes associated with COVID-19 outbreaks in care homes.
Florien Kruse, Radboud Universitair Medisch Centrum
Amy Hsu, University of Ottawa Brain and Mind Research and Bruyère Research Institute
Further discussion will take place between 15.00-15.30 to allow for discussion to continue after the presentations for those who can continue after 15.00.