22/03/2024

GOLTC Employment, Education and Family Carers Webinar: Supporting young and young adult carers: International practice and policies. 22 March 2024

01 Mar 2024

We are excited to announce the next webinar from the Global Observatory of Long Term Care (GOLTC), which will be convened by Employment, Education, and Family Carers Interest Group.  Supporting young and young adult carers: International practice and policies GOLTC Employment, Education, and Family Carers Interest Group webinar Date: Friday 22nd March 2024 Time: 10:00 – […]

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19/03/2024

GOLTC Care Home Markets and Regulation Webinar: COVID-19 Lessons for Care Home Standards and Regulatory Approaches. 19 March 2024

23 Feb 2024

We are excited to announce the next webinar from the Global Observatory of Long Term Care (GOLTC), which will be convened by the Care Home Markets and Regulation interest group.  COVID-19 Lessons for Care Home Standards and Regulatory Approaches GOLTC Care Home Markets and Regulation Interest Group webinar Date: Tuesday 19th March 2024 Time: 14:00 […]

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07/03/2024

GOLTC Economics of Long Term Care webinar: Long-Term Care as a market? 7 March 2024

09 Feb 2024

We are excited to announce the next webinar from the Global Observatory of Long Term Care (GOLTC), which will be convened by the Economics of Long Term Care interest group.  Economics of Long-Term Care: Long-Term Care as a market? GOLTC Economics of LTC Interest Group webinar Date: Tuesday 7th March 2024 Time: 14:00 – 15:00 GMT […]

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12/03/2024

GOLTC Data Science webinar: Can ChatGPT ease the care documentation burden? 12 March 2024

03 Feb 2024

We are excited to announce the next webinar from the Global Observatory of Long Term Care (GOLTC), which will be convened by the Data Science interest group, to bring together researchers, policymakers, and practitioners to share and discuss the latest applications of data science in long-term care research. See below for the event details. Beyond […]

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New publication: Analysis of the impact of COVID-19 on Scotland’s care-homes from March 2020 to October 2021, national linked data cohort analysis

04 Mar 2024

Our member Jenni Burton, with colleagues from the University of Glasgow, Advanced Care Research Centre and the University of Edinburgh has published new research in Age and Ageing describing the patterns of COVID-19 outbreaks in Scotland’s care homes, beyond the first wave of infections. The paper, available open access from: https://doi.org/10.1093/ageing/afae015, includes analysis on a […]

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New GOLTC Long-Term Care System profile: Brazil

26 Feb 2024

Explore Brazil’s Long-Term Care (LTC) system profile through the insightful work of authors Patrick Alexander Wachholz, Ruth Caldeira de Melo, Paulo José Fortes Villas Boas, Marisa Accioly R.C. Domingues, and Karla C. Giacomin. The authors emphasize the need for improved governance and organizational structures to enhance LTC coordination and efficiency in Brazil. This system profile […]

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NEW REPORT Programa Maior Cuidado: An Integrated Community-Based Intervention on Care for Older People

21 Feb 2024

This report describes an innovative  integrated community-based care intervention for people living in deprived neighbourhoods in the city of Belo Horizonte, Brazil. The Programa Maior Cuidado has been running since 2011, providing people with up to 20 hours of support per week from professional family care workers. It has been jointly run by the municipal […]

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Global survey to understand Attitudes Towards Dementia, help spread the word!

20 Feb 2024

Alzheimer’s Disease International, in collaboration with the London School of Economics and Political Science, has launched their 2024 Attitudes Towards Dementia global survey, aiming to gain a global perspective on attitudes to dementia. The study builds on a previous survey conducted in 2019 and the results will be published in the World Alzheimer Report 2024. […]

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How can we better understand preferences for ‘Ageing-In-Place’ (AIP) | GOLTC webinar recording

09 Feb 2024

  Are you interested in connecting with others who are using quasi-experimental methods in long-term care research? On Wednesday 24th January 2024, the new Global Observatory of Long-Term Care (GOLTC) hosted a webinar which brought together researchers, policymakers, and practitioners to share and discuss quasi-experimental methods and what they have shown us about Ageing in […]

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12/09/2024

ILPN2024 Calls for Abstracts: Shaping the Future of Long-Term Care

08 Feb 2024

The 7th International Conference on Evidence-based Policy in Long-Term Care (ILPN2024) is set to convene in Bilbao, Bizkaia, Spain, from 12 to 14 September 2024. Co-hosted by the International Long-Term Care Policy Network (ILPN) and the Government of Biscay, ILPN2024 provides an engaging platform for researchers, policymakers, and industry professionals to connect, collaborate, and advance […]

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Cracking the code: Latest data science trends in long-term care research | GOLTC webinar recording

05 Feb 2024

Are you interested in connecting with others who are using data science in long-term care research? On Tuesday 5 December 2023, the new Global Observatory of Long-Term Care (GOLTC) hosted a webinar which brought together researchers, policymakers, and practitioners to share and discuss the latest applications of data science in long-term care research. The webinar […]

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26/02/2024

GOLTC Long-Term Care Policy Webinar, 26 February 2024

30 Jan 2024

Recent developments in Long-Term Care Policy: Perspectives from China, France, Japan and Sweden GOLTC LTC Policy Interest Group webinar   Date: Monday 26 February 2024 Time: 13.00-14.00 GMT (you can check your local time here.) Register to join us on Zoom. How are different countries developing and strengthening their Long-Term Care (LTC) systems? The LTC […]

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Call for Evidence: Policy options to improve pay for care workers and managers

26 Jan 2024

      The Nuffield Trust and the Health Foundation are undertaking a joint study, investigating policy options to improve pay for care workers and managers in England. The study aims to critically appraise a list of potential policy options and measures to implement these. There has been limited analysis comparing these policy options, among […]

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19/02/2024

Webinar: Empowering Social Care Decisions with Economic Evidence

26 Jan 2024

The Care Policy and Evaluation Centre (CPEC), London School of Economics is hosting a webinar which brings together academic, policy and practice perspectives to share insights on Empowering Social Care Decisions with Economic Evidence. Date: Monday 19 February 2024 Time: 1.00pm – 2.00pm GMT Place: Register to join on Zoom   Key Highlights: Welcome and […]

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Postgraduate Research Scholarship in Dementia and Aged Care (economic evaluation)

26 Jan 2024

The University of Sidney is offering a PhD scholarship as part of an NHMRC (National Health and Medical Research Council) Partnership project, entitled “Optimising functional and social independence and safety of older people living with dementia in care homes: Implementation research” (I-CHARP project). See the information on the project: https://www.sydney.edu.au/medicine-health/our-research/research-centres/i-harp.html This Postgraduate Research Scholarship in Dementia and […]

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06/03/2024

Online workshop: Live-In dementia care arrangements in Germany and Israel, Care ethics, Care constellations and Caring communities

25 Jan 2024

This workshop, linked to the MoDeCare project, aims to deepen the understanding of live-in dementia care arrangements in Germany and Israel, within the frameworks of care ethics, care constellations and caring communities. Date: 6-7 March 2024 Registration: via email to nata-ul@hotmail.com (limited places, please register by 29th February 2024) See the pdf document below for […]

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Postdoctoral fellowship with the BE-WELL project at The Université Catholique de Louvain, Deadline: 10 February 2024

25 Jan 2024

New Job Posting: Postdoctoral fellowship at the BE-WELL project at the Université Catholique de Louvain Deadline for applications: 10 February 2024 The Université Catholique de Louvain (Louvain-la-Neuve, Belgium) is recruiting one post-doctoral researcher to work on the funded research project BE-WELL “Care, Buffering Effects and WELL-being at the time of the pandemic and after”. Focusing […]

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12/09/2024

Save the date: International Conference on Evidence-based Policy in Long-Term Care, Bilbao 12-14 September 2024

26 Jan 2024

The next International Long-Term Care Policy Network (ILPN) conference will take place in Bilbao, co-hosted with the Bizkaia local government, on the 12-14 September 2024. More details will be shared soon!

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Long-Term Care of older persons and persons with disabilities in the Western Balkans

27 Nov 2023

New report with a comparative overview of the condition of long-term care systems in the Western Balkans and providing insights to develop recommendations to strengthen Long-Term Care in the Western Balkans. It was developed as part of a three-year programme in the Western Balkans region entitled “Strengthening the resilience of older people and people with […]

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Resource Launch: Research in Dementia Map (RESIDE)

10 Nov 2023

The newly launched Research in Dementia Map (RESIDE) provides a comprehensive overview of 810 dementia research projects in the UK. The map was developed by Shari Jadoolal, Maria Karagiannidou, Martin Knapp, Julia Pauschardt, Louise Robinson and Ben Schlaepfer. Given how complex and difficult-to-understand the dementia research landscape can be, RESIDE aims to make it easier […]

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04/12/2023

Transforming Care Book Seminars: Unpaid Work in Nursing Homes: Flexible Boundaries, 4th December 2023

09 Nov 2023

Transforming Care Book Series Seminar 4 December 2023, Global Webinar (16:30–18:00 CET) This Transforming Care Network seminar will present and discuss a new open access book: Unpaid Work in Nursing Homes: Flexible Boundaries, part of the Transforming Care book series. The rationale for the book is that the COVID-19 pandemic has made unpaid care more […]

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24/01/2024

How can we better understand preferences for ‘Ageing in Place’? 1st GOLTC Quasi-Experimental Methods Interest Group webinar, 24th January 2024

03 Nov 2023

GOLTC Quasi-Experimental Methods Interest Group 1st webinar Date: 24 January 2024 Time: 13.00-14.00 GMT (you can check your local time here) Register to join us on Zoom What are innovative ways we can apply quasi-experimental methods to long-term care research? Connect with the Quasi-Experimental Methods Interest Group to find out! Many older people choose to […]

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Recommended reading: Effects of a financial incentive scheme for dementia care on medical and long-term care expenditures. A propensity score–matched analysis using data from Japan

30 Oct 2023

  Javiera Cartagena-Farias Care Policy  and Evaluation Centre, London School of Economics and Political Science People with dementia admitted to hospital are more likely to experience negative outcomes compared to patients not living with this condition – further functional decline, longer lengths of stay (LoS), higher readmission rates, and higher mortality rates. Thus, in April […]

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Welcome to the Global Observatory of Long-Term Care

31 Oct 2023

The Global Observatory of Long-Term Care (GOLTC) is a new platform to facilitate cross-national learning to improve and strengthen care systems. It builds on the experience of sharing evidence and facilitating collaboration of the LTCcovid.org website. The Observatory aims to continue to identify shared challenges in relation to Long-Term Care and showcase how different countries […]

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Events to mark the first UN International Day of Care and Support

26 Oct 2023

WHO Europe celebrates the 1st International Day of Care of Support To mark the first United Nations International Day of Care and Support, WHO Europe celebrates care and caregivers, the majority of which are women, recognizing their immense contributions to our communities, to our health and care systems and to individual and societal wellbeing. Please […]

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05/12/2023

Cracking the code: data science in Long-Term Care research, 1st GOLTC data science interest group webinar, 5th December 2023

26 Oct 2023

GOLTC Data Science Interest Group webinar, 5th December 2023   Time: 13.00-14.00 GMT (you can check your local time here) Register to join us on Zoom Are you interested in connecting with others who are using data science in Long-Term Care research? The Global Observatory of Long-Term Care (GOLTC) will be hosting a webinar to […]

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Voting is open for the 2023 European Social Services Awards

13 Oct 2023

The European Social Services Awards, organised by the European Social Network, aim to celebrate innovation and excellence in social services. You can vote until 4 November for excellent practices promoting person-centred care, nominated for the 2023 European Social Services Awards. Chosen from 110 applications, voters can pick their favourite project in 6 categories relating to […]

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Listening and learning: a qualitative study of Scottish care home staff experiences of managing COVID-19 between March 2020-August 2022

12 Oct 2023

Jenni Burton Academic Geriatric Medicine, University of Glasgow This research was planned and conducted to address a gap in the Scottish evidence around understanding events in care homes during the COVID-19 pandemic. It sought to engage with those with lived experience managing outbreaks to hear their stories and learn from their experiences. Having been involved […]

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Recommended reading: using Difference in Differences to evaluate vertical health and social care integration in Scotland

11 Oct 2023

Javiera Cartagena-Farias Care Policy  and Evaluation Centre, London School of Economics and Political Science The integration between health and social care services is at the core of current policies in many developed countries. It is believed that closer integration of the services provided by healthcare and social care organisations is vital for improving system efficiency […]

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Job posting: European Centre for Social Welfare Policy and Research (Vienna)

05 Oct 2023

The European Centre for Social Welfare Policy and Research, based in Vienna (Austria), is recruiting an Economist/Analyst in Social, Health and Care Policy to design, manage and carry out research in particular on social care, social economy and health-related issues in an international comparative perspective in the UNECE region. Deadline: 31st October 2023 For more […]

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Communicating the findings of long-term care research

13 Sep 2023

Interactive maps and cartograms with R and Javascript, article by Sam Rickman

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