This webinar, on the 22nd February 2021, brought together international speakers who have looked at care home models from a variety of perspectives, before and during COVID-19, with the aim of reflecting on what has been learnt from the pandemic and from previous thinking about the role of communal living in the continuum of care. In the post we share the video, slides and papers presented by the speakers, and also links share by participants in the webinar.
The slides and reports or articles shared by the speakers are available here:
Stefanie Ettelt (Care Policy and Evaluation Centre London School of Economics) discussed her work on a typology of personalized care in care homes, summarized in her recent post: “ What kind of home is a care home and what do we want it to be in future: https://ltccovid.org/2020/12/28/what-kind-of-home-is-a-care-home-and-what-do-we-want-it-to-be-in-future/
Thomas Grey (Trinity College, Dublin) discussed the urgent need to examine the architectural design models of nursing homes to address both long-standing concerns about the adequacy of these facilities to support quality of life, and the inadequacies highlighted by the COVID-19 pandemic, building on this article: https://ltccovid.org/2020/11/01/article-summary-nursing-home-design-and-covid-19-balancing-infection-control-quality-of-life-and-resilience-jamda/
Des O’Neill brought the perspective of a number of research projects on design for dementia-friendly environments with architecture and health policy researchers. His particular interest is on the convergence between architectural design and health https://www.thelancet.com/journals/lancet/article/PIIS0140-6736(18)33009-5/fulltext
Slides will be added soon
Jimena Pascual Fernández, Director General of Planning at the Department of Social Rights and Welfare at the Government of Asturias (Spain) discussed the plans of the Asturias government to modernize the care home sector in Asturias, as outlined here: https://ltccovid.org/2020/10/25/re-thinking-long-term-care-after-the-covid-19-pandemic-asturias-spain/
Chris Lynch (Deputy CEO and Director of Policy & Communications at Alzheimer’s Disease International) commissioned the 2020 World Alzheimer Report, “Dignity, Design & Dementia; dementia related design and the built environment”, with direct reference to how residential care design can both exacerbate or mitigate against, challenges like the coronavirus pandemic.
The following links and resources were shared in the chat during the webinar (thanks to everyone who contributed!):
- Call for papers for an Innovation in Ageing journal Special Issue on: Transnational research on the future of US Nursing Home Care: https://academic.oup.com/innovateage/pages/call-for-papers-nursing-home-care
- https://vancouversun.com/opinion/op-ed/opinion-beyond-the-comfort-of-home An article about the green house design model and Dan Levitt’s TED talk on rethinking ageing https://www.ted.com/talks/dan_levitt_rethink_aging
- Stackpole associates webinar series: https://stackpoleassociates.com/webinar-series/
- UNIC project: https://www.easpd.eu/en/content/unic, aiming to support the transition to user-centred funding models (such as Personal Budgets) in long-term care (LTC) European Union Programme for Employment and Social Innovation “EaSI (2014-2020)”.
- A paper comparing the COVID-19 experience in care homes in the US and Japan
- Material Citizenship: an approach to maintaining identity and achieving agency in care homes through everyday objects – this is a 4.5 minute video which explains what it is and what it does. It is a rights based approach that supports care staff enable people to take positive risks https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCtrBSh0rND-_TqU9HG3IhlA
- COVID care stories: real life experiences on COVID-19 experiences in the care sector, curated by Adam Purnell https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCff7qsVQ7x7HvDy_pD0oMLQ
- An architecture practice who are trying to improve the “traditional” care home model have studies a well known dementia model in Amsterdam – https://www.dementiavillage.com/projects/dva-de-hogeweyk/
- Sage Advocacy (a support and advocacy service for vulnerable adults, older people and healthcare patients) discussion document: https://www.sageadvocacy.ie/towards-a-continuum-of-support-and-care-for-older-peoplehttp://Sage Advocacy which is now a support and advocacy service for vulnerable adults, older people and healthcare patients.
Next LTCcovid webinar: