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Battling COVID-19 in senior care settings

04/10/20     Online,

Friday, April 10, at noon ET

Older adults and those with underlying chronic conditions are most susceptible to COVID-19. As numerous media have reported, those in long-term care facilities face particular risk; many infected residents have died. Warning signs of infection in older adults may be overlooked, since symptoms often present differently.

What should reporters be asking geriatricians, long term care administrators and policy makers about managing risk, mitigating infections and improving testing and treatment in this patient population? What can nursing home inspection reports tell us when it comes to keeping the institutionalized older population safer? 

There will be the opportunity to ask questions during the webcast but we also will take questions ahead of time to make sure we address what journalists need to know.

  • Joseph Ouslander, M.D., professor of geriatric medicine; senior advisor to the dean for geriatrics, Florida Atlantic University

  • Moderator: Liz Seegert, AHCJ core topic leader/aging

Joseph Ouslander, M.D., is an internationally recognized geriatrician and is a past-president of the American Geriatrics Society, and serves as the executive editor of the Society’s Journal. He is a co-author of Essentials of Clinical Geriatrics and an editor of Principles of Geriatric Medicine and Gerontology.

Joseph Ouslander
Joseph Ouslander


Liz Seegert