Brazilian National Front for Strengthening Long-Term Care Facilities for Older People: history and activities

Geriatrics, Gerontology and Aging

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Início Publicação: 10/10/2007
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Brazilian National Front for Strengthening Long-Term Care Facilities for Older People: history and activities

Ano: 2021 | Volume: 15 | Número: Não se aplica
Autores: Natália de Cássia Hortaa; Paulo Villas Boasb; Aline de Fátima Salla de Carvalhoc; Stella Vidal de Souza Torresd; Gláucia Cristina de Campose; Ariane de Campos Angiolettif; Mariana Medeiros Mota Tessarolog; Walquiria Cristina Batista Alvesh; Eduardo Hostyn Sabbii; Karla Cristina Giacominj
Autor Correspondente: Karla Giacomin | [email protected]

Palavras-chave: homes for the aged; aged; coronavirus infection.

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Resumo Inglês:

In April 2020, the COVID-19 pandemic became a severe threat to long-term care facility patients worldwide. A national front was urgently organized to integrate regional oversight and workgroups, coordinate activities, and develop educational materials, meetings, and communication strategies with these institutions in Brazil. As of August 2021, the front’s initiatives have demonstrated its relevance for helping long-term care facilities cope with the COVID-19 pandemic, as well as for the ongoing struggle to include this issue in the public agenda, given that these facilities are an indispensable link in the development of a national policy for continuing care. This paper describes the history and initiatives of the National Front for Strengthening Long-Term Care Facilities regarding the COVID-19 pandemic, as well as its successful volunteer initiatives regarding the care of institutionalized older adults.