Challenges of Elderly Nursing Homes

The Life of the Elderly

Paz Martín 

Dietger Wissounig, Residencia para personas mayores, Graz (Austria)

The covid-19 pandemic has put homes for elderly people in the limelight. According to a note from the Spanish National Research Council (CSIC) that was published in April 2020, the mortality of residents in these centers far exceeds that of old people living in homes of their own. It is inevitable, therefore, that certain questions be raised. Should these residences be given a rethinking? Should they be medicalized? What sort of changes can we expect? The particular pressures that the coronavirus has exerted on homes for the aged will necessarily determine how existing centers must be adapted, and how future ones should ideally be designed...[+]

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