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THE BRITISH GERIATRICS SOCIETY CORONAVIRUS FOR OLDER PEOPLE GUIDE

WHATAdvice and guidelines for healthcare professionals on how to approach Coronavirus with respect to older people.
WHYTo help healthcare providers such as Geriatricians, Nurses, GPs, Psychiatrists, and other healthcare professionals support and care for older adults during the COVID-19 pandemic.
WHEREThe British Geriatrics Society. United Kingdom.


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“Older people are the main users of health and social care services and their high morbidity rates, different patterns of disease presentation, slower response to treatment and requirements for social support, call for special medical skills.”

-bgs.org.uk

Topics on Coronavirus and Older Adults include:

  • Coronavirus Geriatric Basics.
  • COVID-19 and Medications for Older People.
  • Managing COVID-19 in Care Homes.
  • COVID-19 Health and Care Staff Wellbeing.
  • COVID-19 Dementia and Cognitive Impairment.
  • Keeping Older Adults Safe at Home.
  • COVID-19 Rehabilitation of Older Adults.
  • COVID-19 End of Life Care.

The British Geriatrics Society is made up of professionals in healthcare for older adults.
Members include Geriatricians, nurses, GPs, psychiatrists, healthcare professionals, and researchers.

The British Geriatrics Society
conducts aging related research, provides professional development for healthcare professionals who work with older people, advocates for healthcare policy supporting older adults, and provides guidance, publications and literature on aging related issues such as healthy aging, pain management, falls, acute care, chronic care, dementia, end of life care and COVID-19.
source: bgs.org.uk

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