The authors of this article respond to the American Geriatric Society’s (AGS) position paper on the importance of not using age as exclusion factor when considering allocation of scarce resources during the COVID-19 pandemic in the emergency department (ED). They Read More
This call to action was written by an international consortium of long term care researchers.  They draw a direct line from the societal under-responses, globally, for the support and safety of workers in nursing homes to the devaluation of these Read More
The authors of this paper reviewed the challenges of social isolation due to COVID-19 for community- dwelling older adults with dementia and their caregivers. In the United States, an estimated 70% of older adults with dementia live in the community Read More
The authors of this paper discuss a framework to consider the multiple reasons that residents of long term care facilities have been especially vulnerable to COVID-19. They specifically highlight frailty as a construct, which is already systematically measured in most Read More
This study is a cross-sectional analysis of Connecticut nursing homes to determine the correlation of nursing home registered nurses (RN staffing), overall quality of care, and concentration of Medicaid or racial and ethnic minority residents with COVID-19 cases and deaths Read More
This article reviews the current literature on atypical clinical presentation, clinical management challenges, and the burden of social isolation on geriatric patients. The authors outline clinical presentation of geriatric patients which is centered around mental status that leads into a discussion Read More
The authors of this article identified that during times of crisis, the demands may exceed the resources available.  Additionally, if care were to be triaged, and potentially denied to seriously ill patients due to resource constraints, all triage systems should Read More
This study aimed to synthesize evidence for the role and response of palliative care and hospice teams to viral epidemics/ pandemics, and inform the COVID 19 pandemic response. The rapid systematic review identified 3,094 articles and included 10 in this Read More
The authors of this paper argue that advance care planning and discussing goals of care are of heightened importance  for patients with chronic, life-limiting disease, due to COVID-19 for three reasons: 1) It is an ethical imperative to avoid providing Read More

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