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Caring from a Distance: using new and familiar means of keeping in touch with family and friends in care homes during COVID-19 (UK)

Project statusOngoing
Contact Caroline White
Institution web pagehttps://www.hull.ac.uk/staff-directory/caroline-white
Host institution University of Hull
Team members Caroline White, Jane Wray, Clare Whitfield, Emma Wolverson
Project Summary

This study uses an online survey to explore carers’ experiences of staying in touch with family and friends living in care homes during COVID-19, during which many care homes have had no or restricted visiting. The study includes carers of people living with dementia; older adults; people with learning disabilities/intellectual disabilities, and physical disabilities. The aim of the study is to understand what works/does not work well, and provide better understanding of how families, friends and care home residents can keep in touch when carers can not visit as often as they would wish; if for example, they are ill, live at a distance, have other caring or employment responsibilities.

Outputs / Expected Outputs

Expected Spring 2021

Project website the survey is at https://hull.onlinesurveys.ac.uk/caring-from-a-distance-care-home-survey (and is available until December 2020)

KEYWORDS / CATEGORIES

Caring from a Distance: using new and familiar means of keeping in touch with family and friends in care homes during COVID-19 (UK)