LTCcovid Country Profile – Australia

This country profile brings together information on the experience of the long-term care sector (focussing on people who use and provide care) during the COVID-19 pandemic in Australia from a living international report on COVID-19 Long-Term Care. It also provides links to research projects on COVID-19 and long-term care, to key reports, and lists key experts on the impacts of COVID-19 on the long-term care sector in Australia.

Responses to the International Living Report Questions on COVID-19 and Long-Term care:

This is the section for Australia from a “living report” that aims to provide an overview of how Long-Term Care systems around the world have been affected by the COVID-19 pandemic, how they have responded and what lessons are being learnt. This report does not seek to provide detailed or comprehensive information for each country, but instead aims to summarize key reports and articles and point the reader towards those sources. It builds largely on the reports previously published in this website. It is being developed collaboratively, by answering a list of questions for as many countries as possible. 

This page shows the answers currently available for Australia and is automatically updated as new information is added.

This report has been initially developed by the team working on the Social Care COVID Recovery and Resilience project and questions will be added to and validated by LTCCovid contributors who are experts on Long-Term Care in their respective countries. This study is funded by the National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) Policy Research Programme (NIHR202333). The views expressed in this publication are those of the author(s) and not necessarily those of the NIHR or the Department of Health and Social Care.

Please cite as:

Comas-Herrera A., Marczak J., Byrd W., Lorenz-Dant K., (editors) and LTCcovid contributors.  International living report on COVID-19 and Long-Term Care users and providers: context, impacts, measures and lessons learnt. LTCcovid, Care Policy and Evaluation Centre, London School of Economics and Political Science. Available at: https://ltccovid.org/country-questions/


PART 1 – Long-Term Care System characteristics and preparedness
PART 2 – Impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic on people who use and provide Long Term Care
PART 3 – Measures adopted to minimise the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on people who use and provide Long-Term Care
PART 4 – Reforms to strengthen Long-Term Care systems and to improve preparedness for future pandemics and other emergencies

Ongoing research projects on COVID-19 and Long-Term Care in Australia:

https://ltccovid.org/completed-or-ongoing-research-projects-on-covid-19-and-long-term-care/?_country=australia

LTCcovid report:

https://ltccovid.org/wp-content/uploads/2020/10/Australia-LTC-COVID19-situation-12-October-2020-1-1.pdf

Experts on COVID-19 and long-term care in Australia:

[link to LTCcovid contributor profiles with expertise on Australia, to be added]