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COVID-19 Resource Library

In these unprecedented times, evidence shows that COVID-19 poses a great risk to older people and those with existing chronic conditions. In the midst of growing tensions and uncertainty, the rights and ability of older people to access testing, health and other social services that prevent growing isolation are often overlooked; while global, national and regional and emergency preparedness plans do not adequately focus on the safety of older people. 

 

This platform aims to inform and drive policy discussions through highlighting the views of thought leaders in various associated fields. 

COVID-19: Ageism – A concern in the middle of the pandemic

COVID-19: Ageism – A concern in the middle of the pandemic

During an acute pandemic of pneumonia caused by a new strain of the coronavirus (COVID-19), age discrimination becomes more evident and widespread than ever in many parts of the world. This not only creates an obstacle for the epidemic itself but also creates a negative impact on the community.

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Long-term Care Homes in Canada

Long-term Care Homes in Canada

Greg Shaw, Director, International Corporate Relations at the International Federation on Ageing, calls against anyone tempted to move their family member out of a care home at...

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