Characterization of risk of serious covid19 infections and over-mortality in skilled nursing home in France

Summary of research: During the SARS-COV2 2020 pandemic, the lethality rate has been highest among subjects aged 80 or over, particularly those with underlying co-morbidities. Elderly subjects living in France’s EHPADs (Établissements pour Personnes Agées Dépendantes: skilled nursing care facilities) are therefore particularly vulnerable due to their individual and contextual characteristics (age, co-morbidities, collective living situation, access to treatment).

Approximately 600,000 old and oldest-old subjects live in these facilities in France. The aims of the COVID-EHPAD research project are

  • to determine over-mortality among subjects living in EHPADs during and after the epidemic;
  • to determine the causes of death (the share related to COVID-19 and share not related);
  • to determine the risk of serious SARS-COV-2 infection;
  • to evaluate treatment during the epidemic of subjects living in EHPADS in the areas of i) care for COVID-19 and ii) care for other pathologies in the context of lockdown and hospital saturation.
    The consortium of researchers involved is under development. Jean-Marie Robine will participate in this project.

Funders: Caisse nationale de la solidarité pour l’Autonomie (CNSA), Ministère de l’Enseignement supérieur, de la Recherche et de l’Innovation (MESRI) et le Centre national de la recherche scientifique (CNRS).

Contact: Florence CANOUI-POITRINE 

Online :June 2021