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SEeking AnsweRs for Care Homes during the COVID-19 pandemic (COVID SEARCH).
Spilsbury, Karen; Devi, Reena; Griffiths, Alys; Akrill, Cyd; Astle, Anita; Goodman, Claire; Gordon, Adam; Hanratty, Barbara; Hodkinson, Peter; Marshall, Fiona; Meyer, Julienne; Thompson, Carl.
  • Spilsbury K; School of Healthcare, University of Leeds, Leeds, UK.
  • Devi R; NIHR Applied Research Collaboration Yorkshire and Humber (YHARC), UK.
  • Griffiths A; NICHE-Leeds, Leeds UK.
  • Akrill C; School of Healthcare, University of Leeds, Leeds, UK.
  • Astle A; NICHE-Leeds, Leeds UK.
  • Goodman C; NICHE-Leeds, Leeds UK.
  • Gordon A; School of Health and Community Studies, Leeds Beckett University, Leeds, UK.
  • Hanratty B; NICHE-Leeds, Leeds UK.
  • Hodkinson P; Springfield Healthcare, Leeds, UK.
  • Marshall F; Wren Hall Nursing Home, Nottingham, UK.
  • Meyer J; Centre for Research in Public Health and Community Care (CRIPACC), University of Hertfordshire, Hatfield, UK.
  • Thompson C; NIHR Applied Research Collaboration East of England (ARC-EoE), UK.
Age Ageing ; 50(2): 335-340, 2021 02 26.
Article in English | MEDLINE | ID: covidwho-766513
ABSTRACT
The care and support of older people residing in long-term care facilities during the COVID-19 pandemic has created new and unanticipated uncertainties for staff. In this short report, we present our analyses of the uncertainties of care home managers and staff expressed in a self-formed closed WhatsApp™ discussion group during the first stages of the pandemic in the UK. We categorised their wide-ranging questions to understand what information would address these uncertainties and provide support. We have been able to demonstrate that almost one-third of these uncertainties could have been tackled immediately through timely, responsive and unambiguous fact-based guidance. The other uncertainties require appraisal, synthesis and summary of existing evidence, commissioning or provision of a sector- informed research agenda for medium to long term. The questions represent wider internationally relevant care home pandemic-related uncertainties.
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Full text: Available Collection: International databases Database: MEDLINE Main subject: Attitude of Health Personnel / Health Personnel / Long-Term Care / Delivery of Health Care / Uncertainty / COVID-19 / Homes for the Aged / Nursing Homes Type of study: Qualitative research / Randomized controlled trials Limits: Aged / Humans Country/Region as subject: Europa Language: English Journal: Age Ageing Year: 2021 Document Type: Article Affiliation country: Ageing

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Full text: Available Collection: International databases Database: MEDLINE Main subject: Attitude of Health Personnel / Health Personnel / Long-Term Care / Delivery of Health Care / Uncertainty / COVID-19 / Homes for the Aged / Nursing Homes Type of study: Qualitative research / Randomized controlled trials Limits: Aged / Humans Country/Region as subject: Europa Language: English Journal: Age Ageing Year: 2021 Document Type: Article Affiliation country: Ageing