Date: Thursday, 18 June 2020
Time: 10.30am – 12.30pm BST (5.30am – 7.30am EDT; 5.30pm – 7.30pm SGT)Register here
With the ILC Global Alliance marking its 30th anniversary this year, members are coming together on Thursday 18 June 2020 to share their perspectives on the impact of COVID-19 on long-term care.
While the coronavirus has indiscriminately hit most countries of the world, its impact has been disproportionately felt by the most vulnerable in society, including those receiving long-term care. In Europe alone, it is estimated that up to half of the total number of coronavirus deaths have occurred in long-term care facilities. In order to ensure that our older population is sufficiently protected while still receiving the care they need, will countries have to urgently rethink and adjust how long-term care is provided?
- Rosy Pereyra, M.D., President, ILC Dominican Republic; ILC Global Alliance Co-President
- Mary Ann Tsao, President, ILC Singapore; ILC Global Alliance Co-President
- Prof Ricardo Jauregui, Member of Board of Consultants and Former Executive Director, ILC Argentina
- Prof Julie Byles, President, ILC Australia
- Margaret Gillis, President, ILC Canada
- Dr Iva Holmerová, President, ILC Czech Republic
- Dr Didier Halimi, ILC France
- Baroness Sally Greengross, Chief Executive/President, ILC UK
- Professor Tineke Abma, President, ILC Netherlands
- Sebastiana Kalula, Co-Director, ILC South Africa
ILC Global Alliance speakers will discuss: what is being done to adequately protect those providing and receiving long-term care in their countries; how the practical day-to-day needs of older people receiving long-term care are being met; and what is being done to keep those in long-term care facilities connected with their families and friends.
Please note that this webinar will be recorded, added to the ILC Global Alliance website and individual member websites, and shared with ILC Global Alliance contacts across the world.