Event 18.05.2020

International responses to COVID-19 in care homes webinar

Monday 18 May 2020, 14.00-15.30 

This webinar forms part of the programme of work of LTCcovid.org. LTCcovid aims to document the impact of COVID-19 on people who rely on long-term care (including unpaid care) and those who provide it, share information about policy and practice measures to mitigate the impact of COVID-19 in long-term care and gather evidence about their success or otherwise, and analyse the long-term implications of this pandemic for long-term care policy.


  • Short introduction to LTCcovid

Adelina Comas-Herrera (Care Policy and Evaluation Centre, Department of Health Policy, London School of Economics and Political Science, UK)

  • Challenges to an effective response to COVID-19 in US LTC sector and progress update

Courtney Van Houtven (Center of Innovation to Accelerate Discovery and Practice Transformation, Durham Veterans Affairs Health Care System and Department of Population Health Sciences and Duke-Margolis Center for Health Policy, Duke, United States)

  • Allowing visitors back into care homes? Risks and risk reduction

Lee-Fay Low (University of Sydney, Australia)

  • Responding to care home staff's questions with research: Top tips for tricky times

Claire Goodman (University of Hertfordshire, UK / ARC East of England)

  • An emergency strategy for care homes in Latin America

Peter Lloyd-Sherlock (University of East Anglia, UK)

  • Discussion


The webinar is free to attend with pre-registration.

The webinar will be recorded and the video will be shared on LTCcovid.org.

Please register here: http://ltccovidwebinar1.eventbrite.co.uk