|Institution web page||https://www.dmu.ac.uk/research/centres-institutes/ihhpsc/index.aspx|
|Host institution||De Montfort University, Leicester, UK.|
|Team members||Dr Kathryn Hinsliff-Smith, Dr Sarah Griffiths, Professor Kay de Vries, Professor Jayne Brown|
|Funding information (if funded)||no external funding|
The aim of this COVID-19 related study is to explore the experiences for family who are unable to visit their relatives who permanently reside in a care home. This relates to ‘usual’ family visits as well as compassion visits that may be made at a time when end of life (EOL) procedures would be followed. We want to understand current interactions between family and their relatives living within a care home during the period of a UK-wide lockdown and continuing after care home visits are allowed by family.
It is proposed through the findings from this COVID-19 care home study to co-develop resources that facilitate good practice with practical messages of how family can be actively engaged in the continuing care of a loved one in a care home when restrictions may be in place. For example, this can occur when there is an outbreak of a more common infection and the care home is restricting visitors.
Methods: Qualitative ongoing virtual interviews with family carers
|Outputs / Expected Outputs|
When outputs are expected: early 2021
KEYWORDS / CATEGORIES
|Care setting||Care homes/LTC facilities|
|Funding type||No funding|
|Impact/outcomes||Quality of care | Social interaction|
|Intervention types||End of life care and advance care planning | Visiting policies|
|Groups/organisations||Care partners of people living in LTCF|