COVID-19 in Long-Term Care

As in previous years, the Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) has again published a policy report based on SHARE data. The new report “COVID-19 in long-term care - Impact, policy responses and challenges” focuses on the effects of the pandemic on long-term care in OECD countries. The long-term care sector was hit particularly hard by the pandemic, with large numbers of vulnerable people both on patient and care giver sides. Thus, in the report an analysis of the degree of preparedness for a pandemic in long-term care was conducted. It includes an overview of the key policy measures adopted and how these changed over time. Finally, workforce, organisation and coordination challenges of long-term care systems were assessed.