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TILDA's new report uses Nursing Home data to inform COVID-19 responses for most vulnerable

Researchers at TILDA have released a new report to inform COVID-19 responses in support of our most vulnerable. Since the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic, the world has seen how the crisis has deeply impacted older people living in nursing homes from Ireland, to Spain to Canada. More participatory research is urgently needed to share their voices and to help inform person-centered policies of the future.

To assist with planning for COVID-19 we have analysed the following to identify numbers in at-risk cohorts based on extant international data for at-risk groups i.e. frailty, pre frailty; cardiovascular and chronic conditions; comorbidities; possible at- risk CVD and anti-inflammatory medications*; and living/household circumstances (social isolation) including grandparenting; community social care and health service utilisation. Our latest report on nursing homes can be found below.

The full report is available here.