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Caring for the Elderly Amidst Global Pandemics: Lessons from COVID-19

The COVID-19 pandemic has exposed vulnerabilities in healthcare systems worldwide, with aged care facilities being among the hardest hit. As the virus spread rapidly, these facilities faced unique challenges in protecting their vulnerable residents while supporting their dedicated caregivers. This article delves into the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on aged care facilities, examines the measures taken to protect seniors, discusses the challenges faced by caregivers, and emphasises the importance of preparedness for future health crises.

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Dr Norman Swan explores the COVID-19 impact on future aged care, Education, governance, Governement COVID response, leadership during covid 19, wellbeing -

Physician and ABC producer, journalist and broadcaster, Dr Norman Swan, expressed the need for costly changes in a fragmented and ill-working aged care sector, and outlined the suspected changes we should expect to see in the industry following COVID-19. Posted by Liz Alderslade A guest speaker at Leading Age Services Australia's (LASA) 'Ten Days of Congress' event, held from 12-23 October, Dr Swan provided his expertise around spreading viruses throughout history and how COVID-19 differed, including its detrimental impact on the aged care sector. Dr Swan explained that COVID-19 was already known about before it started to spread as well as...

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