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Supporting the Sustainability of Long-Term Residential Care in a COVID-19 Environment and in the Future

Project statusOngoing
Contact Brendan Walsh
Host institution Economic and Social Research Institute, Dublin
Team members Dr Maev-Ann Wren, Dr Sheelah Connolly
Project Summary

This research will provide evidence on long-term care homes in Ireland during the COVID-19 pandemic and inform how best to ensure the sustainability of long-term care homes in the longer term. The project is funded by a Research Collaborative in Quality and Patient Safety (RCQPS) COVID-19 Pandemic Award. The project will examine if particular types of long-term care homes were more likely to experience higher COVID-19 infections and deaths. Findings will provide evidence on which homes may require additional support during the pandemic and beyond. The project will also review some of the temporary measures introduced during COVID-19 to support the sector, and assess if, and to what extent, these measures may be necessary in the future to maximise the safety of residents and the sustainability of long-term care homes. A key component of the project is to work closely with knowledge users in the Department of Health and the Health Service Executive to ensure findings from the project can be used to inform policy in practice.

Outputs / Expected Outputs
  • Research paper on the association between long-term residential care home characteristics and COVID-19 infections and deaths in Ireland.
  • Research paper on the impact the Temporary Assistance Payment Scheme had on reducing COVID-19 outbreaks in Ireland.
Project website https://www.esri.ie/current-research/supporting-the-sustainability-of-long-term-residential-care-in-a-covid-19

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Supporting the Sustainability of Long-Term Residential Care in a COVID-19 Environment and in the Future