Like many of you, I continue to follow the coronavirus situation closely, for personal and professional reasons.
Given the dismaying surge in COVID cases over the past several weeks, this week I devoted part of my twice-monthly Helping Older Parents members call to this topic, and I have decided to share this part of the call below.
This video covers:
- The coronavirus situation today
- Are we better at preventing COVID?
- Are we better at treating COVID?
- Current COVID treatments available in the hospital
- My take on hospitalization for frail older adults with COVID
- Useful resources and my recommendations for this summer
The video is below, or get the audio-only through the podcast here.
(For those who have asked about transcripts: I wish I could but right now we are too short on funding; transcripts cost $1.25/minute to produce plus more time to format and finalize.)
Please stay as safe as you can, and take care!
- Uptodate.com COVID-19 Resources & Tools (Coronavirus Resources)
- What is a pulse oximeter
- Center to Advance Palliative Care COVID Response Resources – see info in the symptom management section.
- Learn how POLST helps frail and seriously ill adults get better care, and find out what is available for your state.
- Institute on Aging Friendship Line
- This free service provides trained volunteers to talk to older adults who are lonely or depressed; they are also qualified as a crisis line for anyone contemplating harming themselves
Questions? Comments? Helpful ideas to share? Please post below!