INTERNATIONAL REPORTS

Response from Indonesia

The Directorate of Social Rehabilitation for People with Disability under the Ministry of Social Affairs issued guidelineon health protection and psychosocial support for persons with disabilities during Covid-19 outbreaks in institutional care (https://kemensos.go.id/uploads/topics/15852709524796.pdf). In this document, it was mentioned that if visitations cannot take place, interactions through video calls are encouraged. In December 2020, the Ministry of Social Affairs released a report based on a study of several long-term care facilities in Indonesia (http://puslit.kemsos.go.id/upload/post/files/24d4dfb918f9d78c57f5f2fa0d0470aa.pdf). This report found that in general most facilities banned or limited visits, including from family members. Several implemented a ban on residents leaving the facilities. In some cases, residents returned to their family home based on advice from their facility to reduce the risk of them getting Covid-19. In general, the central government managed facilities had more resources to make these adjustments, whereas the private facilities were the ones that were struggling, because they largely rely on donations. The bans on visits impacted the mental health of the residents, reporting loneliness as a result.

Source: https://ltccovid.org/2021/08/05/current-situation-in-relation-to-visiting-in-care-homes-and-outings-for-residents-ltccovid-international-overviews-of-long-term-care-policies-and-practices-in-relation-to-covid-19/

3.07.03.-Indonesia

Last updated: September 8th, 2021

    Guidance on home quarantine and caring for older people with dementia in Covid-19 pandemic (Alzheimer’s Indonesia)

    Guidance on home quarantine and caring for older people with dementia in Covid-19 pandemic (Alzheimer’s Indonesia)

    Alzheimer’s Indonesia publishes this guide as an aid in the physical and mental care of elderly people with dementia and their caregivers who have to carry out confinement due to Covid19.


    Guidance on home quarantine and caring for older people with dementia in Covid-19 pandemic. Jakarta, Alzheimer’s Indonesia, 2021, 31 p.


     

    Guidance on home quarantine and caring for older people with dementia in Covid-19 pandemic (Alzheimer’s Indonesia)

    Last updated: July 19th, 2021

      Guidance on home quarantine and caring for older people with dementia in Covid-19 pandemic (Alzheimer’s Indonesia)

      Guidance on home quarantine and caring for older people with dementia in Covid-19 pandemic (Alzheimer’s Indonesia)

      Alzheimer’s Indonesia publishes this video as an aid in the physical and mental care of elderly people with dementia and their caregivers who have to carry out confinement due to Covid19.


      Guidance on home quarantine and caring for older people with dementia in Covid-19 pandemic. Jakarta, Alzheimer’s Indonesia, 2021, online.


       

       

      Guidance on home quarantine and caring for older people with dementia in Covid-19 pandemic (Alzheimer’s Indonesia)

      Last updated: July 19th, 2021

      Dated:  20210319

      Some social assistance programme were put in place during the COVID-19 pandemic, from which unpaid carers may have benefited. The Ministry of Social Affairs plans to increase the number of social security beneficiary programmes for older people (https://ltccovid.org/wp-content/uploads/2020/06/The-COVID-19-Long-Term-Care-situation-in-Indonesia-30-May-1.pdf).

      3.12.-Indonesia-

      Last updated: September 7th, 2021

        STrengthening Responses to dementia In DEveloping countries

        Last updated: December 14th, 2020

          Advice for those living with an older family member to reduce the risk of COVID-19 transmission (Alzheimer’s Indonesia)

          Advice for those living with an older family member to reduce the risk of COVID-19 transmission (Alzheimer’s Indonesia)

          Alzheimer’s Indonesia is an NGO working to improve quality of life of people with dementia and their carers in Indonesia. The organisation’s website has published advice for those living with an older family member to reduce risk of COVID-19 transmission. (In Bahasa Indonesia)


          Tips mencegah penularan Covid-19 bila Anda tinggal serumah dengan Iansia (Tips to prevent transmission of Covid-19 if you live with the elderly). Jakarta, Alzheimer’s Indonesia, 2020, online.


           

          Advice for those living with an older family member to reduce the risk of COVID-19 transmission (Alzheimer’s Indonesia)

          Last updated: June 15th, 2020