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Restrictions eased for Finland’s elderly as coronavirus crisis moves into summer

The Government has unveiled new guidelines for older people during the coronavirus crisis, stressing a flexible individual approach to keeping them safe. These new instructions...

Coronavirus and the over-70s: “I’m afraid. The hardest part is psychological...

Older people in Finland, faced with continued restrictions on social contact, need more instructions on how to safeguard their physical and mental health in...

Police launch investigation into North Savo nursing home deaths

Police in Eastern Finland have launched a formal preliminary investigation into the Kallionsydän nursing home in Kiuruvesi where at least 11 elderly people have...

Police looking into Helsinki, North Savo care home deaths

Police in Helsinki and North Savo are looking into a number of coronavirus deaths at elderly care homes. In the capital, a request has been...

First coronavirus cases detected in Finnish nursing homes

The first confirmed cases of coronavirus have been detected in Finnish nursing homes. Three elderly residents have died at a care home in the Ylä-Savon...

THL warns families: Don’t let grandparents look after sick kids

The National Institute for Health and Welfare THL is warning people about how vulnerable the older generation is to the Covid-19 strain of coronavirus. THL says if you get...

Government plans new increase in elderly care staff

The government is planning an increase in the staff-to-patient ratio for elderly care, and it could mean 4000 more healthcare professionals are needed to...

Report: last summer’s heatwave caused 380 premature deaths

Last summer’s heatwave, the second hottest on record, caused around 380 premature deaths in Finland. That’s the conclusions in a new report out this...

Esperi Care boss resigns amid ongoing criticism

The boss  of Esperi Care which runs care facilities for elderly people has resigned this morning. CEO Marja Aarnio-Isohannin had been under increasing pressure from...

Finland’s Elderly Care Crisis

When Maarit Junnola visited her ex-mother-in-law in Hanko recently, she was shocked to find the elderly woman hungry and thirsty, laying in her own...