In this special edition of the Journal of Geriatric Emergency Medicine, The Geriatric Emergency Department Collaborative provides the latest information on COVID-19 for care providers of older adults in the Emergency Department.
We know older adults require significantly more ED resources and time, and America’s rural population is characterized as older, sicker, poorer, and more medically vulnerable than counterparts in urban settings.
This Supplement to Volume 1, Issue 4 of the Journal of Geriatric Emergency Medicine provides a practical one-pager for download and a simple overview for preventing delirium in older ED patients during the COVID-19 pandemic.
This article describes the impact of COVID-19 on this diverse, vulnerable population living in communal facilities. We outline key issues that will predictably arise between nursing homes and EDs in the COVID-19 era.