In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, IRL quickly developed a home visit program, which aimed to minimize COVID-10 transmission and meet the biological, psychological, and sociocultural needs of older people.
Capacity Building for Caregivers and Older Persons for Contactless Deliveries using Indoor Autonomous Robots during the COVID-19 Pandemic
During the COVID-19 pandemic, contactless delivery suddenly became a critical tool to limit the spread of the disease and facilitate social distancing. The Malaysian Research Institute on Ageing launched a program in 2020 to respond to this need, developing an autonomous robot that could make contactless deliveries in long-term care settings.
The Matsudo Project: A New Urban Model for Reducing the Need for Long-Term Care in the Post COVID-19 Era
The Matsudo Consortium quickly adapted their long-term care prevention program to face the challenges posed by COVID-19. They developed an online version of their “Kayoinoba” social gatherings to provide older people with the opportunity to connect with each other and across generations and to become more confident in their ability to use tablet technology.