Limitations on visitors to aged care facilities announced in response to the threat of COVID-19 and additional “voluntary lockdown” restrictions many aged care facilities have imposed can do more harm than good, cutting older people off from family and social connections.
Read the full article about some of the hidden ramifications of lockdowns and the effects in: “Blanket Visitor Ban under COVID-19 Will do More Harm Than Good” originally posted on Sydney Morning Herald and shared on the Humans Right Watch website.
Source: Brown, B & Samuel K 2020, Blanket Visitor Ban under COVID-19 Will do More Harm Than Good, Sydney Morning Herald, viewed 8 April 2020, <https://www.hrw.org/news/2020/04/08/blanket-visitor-ban-under-covid-19-will-do-more-harm-good>
- Open Letter to the UN
- The International Psychogeriatrics Associations Advocacy and Public Awareness Committee Open Letter to the United Nations General Assembly’s Open-Ended Working Group on Ageing for the Purpose of Strengthening the Protection of Human Rights of Older Persons (OEWGA)
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