ResiCOVID-19

Systematic and in-depth evaluation of the impact of Covid-19 in the residential area in Catalonia and construction of proposals for healthcare model improvement.

(2020-2021)

The sector where the Covid-19 pandemic has probably caused the most devastating impact has been in nursing homes, especially those for the elderly. Beyond the high mortality rates, the consequences have been many and very significant both for the residents themselves, as well as for their families, the professionals who work in them, the organizations that manage them, and the social and health system in general.

ResiCOVID-19 aims to provide a systematic and in-depth evaluation of this reality and, based on the learning obtained -both in Catalonia and in other countries with similar residential models- to build proposals for improving the care model for these people.

Despite recurring demands from the scientific community, to date there have been practically no systematic and in-depth evaluations of the impact of the pandemic in the residential sector, neither in Catalonia nor in other territories. In addition, the Covid-19 pandemic has amplified the previously existing structural deficits of the residential system and the socio-health care of the elderly and people with chronic diseases who live in the residential environment.

But the pandemic also offers us a unique opportunity to rethink the care model, which should be based on evidence, centered on the person and their singularities, and with a staff and infrastructure that can respond to their needs.

The knowledge that ResiCOVID-19 will provide aims to contribute to improving the quality of care for the 60,000 people who currently live in the approximately 1,000 residences in Catalonia, and indirectly also benefit their families, nursing home professionals and the whole of the social and health system.

Partners

Fundació iSocial
Universitat de Vic
Societat Catalana de Geriatria i Gerontologia
Generalitat de Catalunya Departament de Salut

Supported by

Agència de Gestió d'Ajuts Universitaris i de Recerca

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ResiCOVID-19

ResiCOVID-19

Evaluation of the impact of the Covid-19 pandemic in the residential sector of Catalonia and proposals to improve the healthcare model.
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INSESS-COVID19

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