Rethinking home-based settings for long-term care: the novel approach of shared living arrangements in Germany

by Dr. Lorraine Frisina Doetter – Senior Lecturer in Public Health, University of Bremen and senior consultant for WHO/Europe. The German long-term care (LTC) system was introduced in 1994, as a result of strong economic and demographic pressures which encompassed population ageing, low birth rates since 1965, and rising female labour market participation, rendering the…

Strengthening Nursing Home Policy for the Post pandemic World: How can we improve Residents’ Health Outcomes and Experiences?

by Professor David Grabowski – Harvard Medical School Introduction Nursing homes have been ground zero and the “perfect storm” for the coronavirus pandemic.1 Residents and staff in these facilities account for a disproportionately large share of COVID-19 cases and deaths in the United States. COVID-19 has brought into clear view many problems that have lingered under…