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Clients Experience – HCCI RESEARCH SERIES Part 2: AN INQUIRY INTO THE LIVED EXPERIENCE OF COVID-19 IN THE HOME CARE SECTOR IN IRELAND

Wednesday 30th June 2021. An Inquiry into the Lived Experience of Covid-19 in the Home Care Sector in Ireland: Clients Experience is the second part of a research project that explores the impact of Covid-19 of home care clients throughout the pandemic. This research examines the mental, physical and social impact that Covid-19, cocooning and public health restrictions had on home care clients and the coping mechanisms that they used during the pandemic.  The research concludes with recommendations on how home care clients should be supported as we emerge from the pandemic and the lessons that policymakers can learn from clients experiences during Covid-19.

Clients Experience: An Inquiry into the Lived Experience of Covid-19 in the Home Care Sector in Ireland

 

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HCCI Research Series: An inquiry into the lived experience of covid-19 in the home care sector in Ireland

Thursday 1st October 2020: An Inquiry into the Lived Experience of covid-19 in the Home Care Sector in Ireland is part of a three-wave research project that explores the health, social and economic consequences of the pandemic for the home care sector in Ireland.  It sheds light on how those on the forefront of home care coped during one of the largest viral outbreaks in modern history.

The study  examines the main challenges in the home care sector generated by the pandemic, a range of policy responses implemented to tackle covid-19, changes to internal and external workplace relationships, impact of the pandemic on the health and wellbeing of the staff, and implications for the future.  It provides valuable, original and timely insights into the multifaceted effects of the covid-19 on the sector, including implications for policy and practice, as well as recommendations for optimal functioning into the future.

20.11.25 Covid19 Lived Experiences Report - Providers