COVID-19 resources

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What is the role of social work and family liaison during global pandemics (such as COVID-19)?

This summary of evidence contains a comprehensive description of available research and key reference sources on the impact of the Covid-19 pandemic on older people and the implications for social work.

Last updated on hub: 26 October 2020

What are the psychosocial needs of older people 65+ during the COVID-19 pandemic?

HSE Library

This summary of evidence contains a comprehensive description of available research and key reference sources on the psychosocial needs of older people during the pandemic.

Last updated on hub: 26 October 2020

What is the evidence of a relationship between socio-economic deprivation and the increased risk, if any, of infection with or death from COVID-19? Are there additional factors such as ethnicity, demography or population density which may amplify ...

HSE Library

This summary of evidence contains a comprehensive description of available research and key reference sources on the relationship between socio-economic deprivation, and additional factors such as ethnicity, demography or population density, and the increased risk of infection with or death from COVID-19.

Last updated on hub: 26 October 2020

Using digital and assistive technologies to deliver services to people with a disability

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An annotated bibliography of the evidence on digital and assistive technologies for people with disabilities. Topics covered include: Irish and international guidance; international literature; intellectual disabilities; children; neurological and cognitive disorders; mobility and spinal injury; and visual and hearing impairment.

Last updated on hub: 26 October 2020

Methodologies or protocols for, or experiences in, recruiting persons with disabilities onto national committees or working groups or consultative committees or policy development groups for effective co-design in disability services

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This summary of evidence contains a comprehensive description of available research and key reference sources on effective co-design of disability services, by ensuring that persons with disabilities are recruited into national committees or working groups or consultative committees or policy development groups.

Last updated on hub: 26 October 2020

What is the evidence for the impact of closures of day-care centres and resumption of day care services for older people during COVID-19?

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This summary of evidence contains a comprehensive description of available research and key reference sources on the impact of closures of day-care centres and resumption of day care services for older people during COVID-19.

Last updated on hub: 26 October 2020

Is visiting [in the social context] associated with increased incidence of COVID-19 in long-term residential care facilities?

HSE Library

This summary of evidence contains a comprehensive representation of available research evidence, key reference sources and collated information on the impact of visitors on the incidence of COVID-19 in long-term residential care facilities.

Last updated on hub: 26 October 2020

Testing guidelines for nursing homes: interim SARS-CoV-2 testing guidelines for nursing home residents and healthcare personnel

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

This document provides guidance on the appropriate use of testing among nursing home residents. It covers: testing residents with signs or symptoms of COVID-19; testing asymptomatic residents with known or suspected exposure to an individual infected with; testing of asymptomatic residents without known or suspected exposure to an individual infected with; and Testing to determine resolution of infection.

Last updated on hub: 26 October 2020

Covid-19: interim guidance on the extended use of face masks and face coverings in hospitals, primary care, wider community care and adult care homes

Scottish Government

Guidance on the extended use of face masks and face coverings by staff within acute hospitals (including mental health, maternity, neonatal and paediatrics), community hospitals, primary care (GP practices, dentists, opticians and pharmacies) and wider community care (including adult social or community care and adult residential settings, care home settings and domiciliary care). The guidance also contains advice for visitors to care homes and hospitals, including those attending for an appointment.

Last updated on hub: 26 October 2020

Guidance on COVID-19 PCR testing in care homes and the management of COVID-19 PCR test positive residents and staff

Health Protection Scotland

The focus of this guide is on the application of PCR testing in care homes, primarily but not exclusively, as part of outbreak investigation and management and on managing the consequences of finding PCR test positive residents and staff. It helps NHS Boards, care home providers and others to interpret and implement this extended testing policy; and to identify what is required to achieve the greatest potential reduction in the risk of transmission of the virus within all forms of residential care home settings for the elderly, in the shortest possible time. The advice is written from a clinical perspective and reflects a consensus on which health protection measures are likely to be the most effective in achieving the maximum reduction in the risk of infection, most quickly.

Last updated on hub: 26 October 2020