Published 20 May 2021
Welcome to CG Editions – Week Three: Elder Care
Older adults are at increased risk for severe outcomes and death from COVID-19, with individuals over 85 at greatest risk.
Care homes, specifically, have been hit hard, although the proportion of care home-related COVID-19 deaths to total COVID-19 deaths vary internationally (e.g. 32% in the US (despite accounting for only 4% of infections) to over 75% percent in Australia).
The most common solution has been to lock down these facilities to outside visitors to prevent introducing the virus into vulnerable communities. However, what that approach failed to account for was residents’ very real social-emotional needs which are met by physical contact with loved ones – and how denying people that connection can also result in sickness and death.
We explore this contradiction in this week’s issue of CG Editions.
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