Special Issue "Responding to the Pandemic: Geriatric Care Models"
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2. Clinical Associate Director, Tennessee Valley Geriatric Research, Education, and Clinical Center, Nashville, TN 37232, USA
Interests: geriatrics education; long-term care; geriatric nutrition; frail elderly; quality improvement; geriatric care models
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Special Issue in Geriatrics: Selected Papers from 1st International Electronic Conference on Geriatric Care Models
Topical Collection in Geriatrics: Responding to the Pandemic: Geriatric Care Models
I am delighted to edit this Special Edition of Geriatrics focusing on “Responding to the Pandemic: Geriatric Care Models”. I invite you to contribute your innovative work focused on geriatric clinical care and caregiver support across the continuum of care.
Around the world, the coronavirus pandemic (severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2, SARS-CoV-2, COVID-19) has produced enormous economic, medical, political, and social changes. Older adults, especially those with chronic illness and residing in residential care facilities, have been disproportionately affected, accounting for over 50% of the mortality. Families, caregivers, medical systems, and support services have adapted processes to respond to this challenge. The responses to this crisis have created a defining time which will affect the provision of health care, as well as the attitudes and expectations of providers and society for decades to come. We are truly all in this together. The sharing of creative approaches to prevent, prepare, and respond to access, safety, and isolation in the care of older adults in response to the COVID pandemic is invited in this Special Edition.
Potential contributors to this Special Edition of Geriatrics may include investigators and participants in innovative models of care such as transitions of care models, telehealth programs, primary care, caregiver support, acute care for elderly units, person centered care, new payment and healthcare policy models, and quality assessment and performance improvement programs. Submissions with data and analyses are particularly welcome. Additionally, thoughtful descriptive proposals of best practices and new approaches to geriatric syndromes as well as the promotion of healthy aging and attitudes regarding aging and society, health policy concerns, and successful team-based and collaborative care models are welcome.
We hope you and your colleagues will be willing to submit your creative work for this exciting Special Issue of Geriatrics. I look forward to hearing from you.
Dr. James S. Powers
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- Geriatric models of care
- Transitions of care
- Caregiver support
- Healthcare access
- Health Policy