Video and slides of the webinar on: COVID-19 and long-term care in the Nordic countries (8th March)

This webinar, on the 8th March 2021, brought together researchers on Long-Term Care from the five Nordic countries: Denmark, Finland, Iceland, Norway and Sweden. The speakers presented on how the COVID-19 pandemic has affected people who use and provide long-term care in their countries, considering both the public health policy responses and the underlying features of the care systems as factors in mediating the impact of pandemic in each country.

The video recording is available here:

The slides and reports or articles shared by the speakers are available here:


Tine Rostgaard, Professor at Roskilde University, Denmark, and Stockholm University, Sweden, presented the latest development of how Danish long-term has been affected by COVID-19. She highlighted a number of institutional factors which may explain why Denmark until Spring 2021 has come through relatively well. She was author of the LTCcovid report on Denmark.

Tine’s slides are available here:


Mari Aaltonen and Leena Forma (Gerontology Research Center (GEREC), Tampere University and Centre of Excellence in Research on Ageing and Care ( CoE AgeCare), LF also University of Helsinki) presented their findings on the experiences of the LTC systems in Finland in relation to COVID-19, summarizing and updating their report

Leena and Mari’s slides are available here:


Olafur Samuelsson MD specialist in geriatrics and int medicine, Consultant Landspitali University hospital; and Medical director for Eir Nursing Home;

Thordis Tomasdottir Reg. Nurse, Infection Prevention Specialist and Quality Project Manager at Eir Nursing Home;, Project Manager and team leader of SVÖT (Infection Control and safety team) for the Directorate of Health and the Department of Civil Protection and Emergency Management of Iceland; This is an article (in Icelandic but with pictures) about the COVID unit discussed during the presentation:

Straumhvörf í umönnun sjúklinga á hjúkrunarheimilum sem fá Covid-19 – Vísir (

Olafur and Thordis’ slides are available here:


Frode Fadnes Jacobsen, Professor and Research Director at Centre for Care Research, Western Norway

Frode’s slides are available here:


Marta Szebehely (Professor Emeritus from the Department of Social Work, Stockholm University) discussed the impact of the pandemic on the Swedish LTC sector. The presentation was based on her recent report for the Swedish Corona Commission (in Swedish) and on her report from July on Sweden for LTCcovid.

Marta’s slides are available here:

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