Allowing visitors back in nursing homes during the COVID-19 crisis

9 June 2020

Eight weeks after the lock down of Dutch nursing homes for visitors, a guideline was developed to cautiously open 26 nursing homes for visitors. The Living Lab of Ageing and Long-Term Care studied how the national guideline was applied in the local context of the nursing homes, the compliance to local protocols and the impact on well-being of residents, their family caregivers and staff. Based on the results the Dutch government has decided to allow all nursing homes in the Netherlands to open their homes using the guidelines.

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