This cross-sectional study examines associations between county prevalence data and characteristics of 3,357 skilled nursing facilities (SNFs) in 25 states (341 Genesis facilities and 3,016 non-Genesis), including 64 Genesis SNFs which underwent universal testing. 118 (35%) Genesis and 640 (21.2%) Read More
This article was published on June 1st, 2020 in the Journal of the American Medical Directors Association (JAMDA). A group of medical directors from several New York skilled nursing facilities (SNF) give detailed consensus policy recommendations on COVID-19 management. Key Read More
This European article focuses on emergency medicine palliative care guidelines for assessment and treatment of COVID-19 patients who are stable, unstable or near the end of life. 3 categories of palliative care patients were created by initial assessment (WHO early Read More
Takeaways of this article: The media has misrepresented the findings and efficacy of medications experimentally used to treat COVID-19. Researchers and the media must temper the message for the public by contextualizing results. Policymakers, patients, clinicians, and the public are Read More
This article was published on July 9th, 2020 by the Journal of Advanced Nursing (JAN). It examines social distancing guidelines in long term care (LTC) facilities in Canada and the difficulties it creates as a by-product to the mental and Read More
]This case report details the association between hip and lower limb fractures in three elderly patients and COVID-19. It was published on 4/7/2020 out of Isfehan University of Medical Science in Iran by the Archives of Bone and Joint Surgery. Read More
In this opinion paper, authors focus on the role of malnutrition in the elderly and its associations with immune health and suggest treating malnutrition could aid in decreasing the effects of COVID-19. Advanced age and comorbidities are associated with impaired Read More
This Wall Street Journal article discusses how the COVID-19 pandemic has led to an increase in deaths from Alzheimer’s ad Dementia. ~100,000 people have died from Alzheimer’s and Dementia (ADRD) from February through May of 2020, an 18% increase compared Read More
This review of the literature explores the impact of COVID-19 on the elderly, reasons for susceptibility, clinical features of the disease, and treatment challenges. Pathophysiological Changes in Older Adults Aging has been strongly associated with worse COVID-19 outcomes via mechanisms Read More
This article was published online on 4/10/2020, by researchers at the Beijing Emergency Medical Center, in Beijing, China. It details the epidemiological and clinical characteristics older patients, diagnosed with COVID-19, who were transferred by Beijing Emergency Medical Service (EMS) to Read More

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