COVID-19: The Struggle Inside Spanish Nursing Homes

Collection with 11 media items created by Antolo

Spain 03 Dec 2020 18:29

When the pandemic started to hit Europe during the month of March, Spain was one of the first affected countries. The critical situation it faced was directly linked to the high life expectancy of Spain’s population. The country is one of the places with the most geriatric homes and residents in all of Europe. Can Serra, in Sant Esteve Sesrovires(Barcelona), was one of the geriatric homes affected during the first wave of the pandemic. With limited resources and little support from the public administration, the center’s director, Ceci Boladeras, and the rest of the staff faced an unprecedented health crisis.

Health Covid 19 Nursing Spain

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Title photo for the collection
COVID-19: The Struggle Inside Spanish...
Sant Esteve Sesrovires, Barcelona
By Antolo
15 Apr 2020

A COVID-infected resident in the nursing home Can Serra is comforted by her nurse through physical contact, who carefully uses all safety precautions.

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COVID-19: The Struggle Inside Spanish...
Sant Esteve Sesrovires, Barcelona
By Antolo
14 Apr 2020

María, 92, is looked after by the home’s physiotherapist, Martí, in the field hospital enabled by the geriatric center since the start of the pandemic.

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Sant Esteve Sesrovires, Barcelona
By Antolo
14 Apr 2020

Staff transfer a COVID positive patient to a seperate room, where she will be socially distanced from others.

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COVID-19: The Struggle Inside Spanish...
Sant Esteve Sesrovires, Barcelona
By Antolo
15 Apr 2020

Ana Dominguez, 47, psychologist and volunteer during the pandemic in the geriatric center Can Serra, pays daily visits to those who are not affected by the virus, but are isolated in their rooms and social distancing to avoid the spread.

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COVID-19: The Struggle Inside Spanish...
Sant Esteve Sesrovires, Barcelona
By Antolo
13 Apr 2020

Andrea, the center’s social worker, enables video calls daily amongst healthy patients and their families. The situation for those infected is different; recorded messages from both parts.

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COVID-19: The Struggle Inside Spanish...
Sant Esteve Sesrovires, Barcelona
By Antolo
14 Apr 2020

At the start of the health crisis, the shortage of personal protective equipment encouraged neighbors from Sant Esteve Sesrovires, home to Can Serra, to produce their own gear using materials available to them, like trash bags, in order to help the nursing home in any way they could.

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Sant Esteve Sesrovires, Barcelona
By Antolo
16 Apr 2020

A doctor and a nurse from the public health system visited the home daily to perform triage of the infected patients that stood a chance of recovery, so they could be taken to the hospital.

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Sant Esteve Sesrovires, Barcelona
By Antolo
15 Apr 2020

Two Can Serra workers communicate through the glass door that separates the field hospital from the home’s common areas.

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COVID-19: The Struggle Inside Spanish...
Sant Esteve Sesrovires, Barcelona
By Antolo
21 Apr 2020

Esperanza, 95, passed away due to COVID in the geriatric home on April 21st, 2020.

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COVID-19: The Struggle Inside Spanish...
Sant Esteve Sesrovires, Barcelona
By Antolo
21 Apr 2020

A nurse awaits the funeral home’s services for the removal of a deceased patient.

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COVID-19: The Struggle Inside Spanish...
Sant Esteve Sesrovires, Barcelona
By Antolo
21 Apr 2020

Staff from a funeral home remove the body of a COVID victim from the geriatric home Can Serra.