COVID-19 has not only disrupted virtually every aspect of American life and business, but its lingering effects are only now being recognized. Since the pandemic first emerged, senior and long-term care have valiantly battled to protect their residents, staff, and the broader community. With surges in infection and a vaccine still unavailable, the focus needs to turn to the emotional, cognitive, and physical needs of those residents.
Explore these issues and concerns from the multidisciplinary perspective of a geriatrician, dietitian, and activity specialist. While no one person or specialty has all the answers, together we can have a big impact. Brainstorm and participate in a dynamic discussion of ideas and options to help guide residents through this ongoing crisis.