• Over one month of Coronavirus Response in Ireland’s Nursing Homes

    Ireland’s chief medical officer said, as of April 16, that coronavirus cases in the population have decreased. However, nursing home cases are still a rising concern. Nursing homes are getting the reputation of a “Cinderella Sector”, based in the European fairytale about an ignored stepsister that deserves more positive attention from her family.  Nursing homes […]

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  • UN Secretary General Statement

    The COVID-19 pandemic is causing untold fear and suffering for older people across the world. The fatality rate for older people is higher overall, and for those over 80, it is five times the global average. Beyond its immediate health impact, the pandemic is putting older people at greater risk of poverty, discrimination and isolation. It is […]

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  • Taiwan: Measures against COVID-19

       Image Source: https://static.bangkokpost.com/media/content/20200410/c1_3596385.jpg Countries around the world struggle to combat the COVID-19 outbreak with millions of citizens sheltered in place. We can look to Taiwan, a country in close proximity to China and its effective efforts to manage the spread of the disease. Taiwan currently has 382 confirmed cases of COVID-19 and 6 deaths. […]

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  • Securing Care Homes For Workers Secures Homes for Older Adults

    “Biosecurity” strategies can prevent spread of COVID-19 in enclosed group gatherings. Care homes, nursing homes, long-term care facilities, and more fall under the umbrella of enclosed group homes. Care workers are the enforcers of biosecurity. Global Ageing Network Board Member Vic Rayner, executive director of the National Care Forum in the UK, was recently quoted […]

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  • Global Ageing Network Sponsors Pass It On Network’s United Nations Virtual Side Event

    On Tuesday, April 7, 2020, Global Ageing Network co-sponsored Pass It On Network’s United Nations (UN) side event. Originally, the event was meant to take place in conjunction with the UN Open-ended Working Group on Aging (OEWGA), which was cancelled due to the COVID-19 worldwide pandemic. The OEWGA serves as an international forum, to provide […]

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  • Dominican Republic’s Dr. Pereyra Uses Media for Public Health Messaging on COVID-19

    Dominican Republic’s Dr. Pereyra Uses Media for Public Health Messaging on COVID-19 Part of the worldwide fear around spreading COVID-19 comes from the uncertainty of media. How much of what the media produces is factual? How much is sensational? What’s the difference between a friend of a friend passing along a doctor’s message and hearing […]

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  • Physical Distancing Does Not Mean Social Isolation

    Physical Distancing Does Not Mean Social Isolation by Beth Brodsky Many countries like Canada were already aware of the risks older adults experienced from social isolation and loneliness. Risks included depression, poor general health, and more. Physical distancing in the time of coronavirus does not have to mean social isolation. Below are strategies from around […]

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  • WHO Must Fill Glaring COVID-19 Response Gap: Address Older People

    WHO Must Fill Glaring COVID-19 Response Gap: Address Older People Worldwide media reports that coronavirus is harming the most vulnerable populations, including seniors. Unfortunately, to date the World Health Organization (WHO) published incomplete plans to protect older adults. In response, academics from around the globe, former WHO staff, Global Ageing Network members, and HelpAge, wrote […]

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  • Nursing Home Residents, Families, and Staff Demand Israel’s Health Ministry Take More Action on Coronavirus

    April 1, 2020 Nursing Home Residents, Families, and Staff Demand Israel’s Health Ministry Take More Action on Coronavirus Israel is home to 1.1 million people over 65 years old. While 97% of those people live in private homes, those with conditions that require support move to assisted care. Unlike in a private home, those in […]

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  • Coronavirus in Lebanon

    The Global Ageing Network has been hearing from friends worldwide on the conditions experienced during and steps being taken to respond to the COVID-19 (coronavirus) pandemic.   Last month, prior to the coronavirus pandemic, we heard from Joyce Eid from the Moadieh Evangelical Center for Assisted Living, on how Lebanon’s social and political environment impacted its […]

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