COVID-19 represents a major problem for older persons. In addition, social isolation can increase the loneliness epidemic. The Geriatrics program at St Louis University provides this information to update older persons on the on-going COVID-19 pandemic.
Impact of COVID-19 Pandemic on Older Adults, a free continuing education event is now open until December 31, 2020. Nine international speakers present on various topics such as Aegism, the Italian Experience, and the impact patients in In-patient, Acute Care, and Skilled Care facilities. Learn how to support caregivers, End-of-Life issues, and Loneliness and Social Isolation.
Continuing education is offered for Physicians, Physician Assistants, Nurses, Nursing Home Administrators, Social Workers, Occupational Therapists, and Physician Therapists.
New Resources for Older Adults Isolated by the COVID-19 Pandemic
Max Zubatsky, Ph.D., LMFT and Marla Berg-Weger, Ph.D., LCSW received a rapid response grant from the St. Louis Community Foundation to help homebound seniors who are isolated and lonely during the COVID-19 pandemic. This project will help older adults feel less isolated and stay more connected with their community through telehealth therapy, educational resources, and psychosocial groups. For more information about these services, check out the following websites:
Articles, Podcasts, and Interview Resources
|June 9, 2020||COVID‐19: a major cause of cachexia and sarcopenia?||John E. Morley, M.D., B.Ch||Journal of Cachexia, Sarcopenia, and Muscle Wasting|
|June 6, 2020||Easing of Social Restrictions||John E. Morley, M.D., B.Ch||Elder Talk with Tucker Allen|
|June 5, 2020||COVID-19 Pandemic: Workforce Implications for Gerontological Social Work||Marla Berg-Weger, Ph.D., L.C.S.W. and Tracy Schroepfer||Journal of Gerontological Social Work|
|June 2, 2020||History of Pandemics||John E. Morley, M.D., B.Ch.||History of Pandemics|
|May 30, 2020||
Editorial: Diagnostic Testing for SARS-Coronavirus-2 in the Nursing Facility: Recommendations of a Delphi Panel of Long-Term Care Clinicians
M Wasserman 1, J G Ouslander, A Lam, A G Wolk, J E Morley, S von Preyss-Friedman, N Marco, A Nazir, D Haimowitz, F Bessey
|J Nutr Health Aging|
|May 11, 2020||
Using Telehealth Groups to Combat Loneliness in Older Adults Through COVID-19
Max Zubatsky, Ph.D., LMFT, Marla Berg-Weger, Ph.D., L.C.S.W. and John E. Morley, M.D., B.Ch.
|Journal of American Geriatrics Society|
|May 4, 2020||
A Brief but Spectacular Look at COVID-19 in Older Persons
John E. Morley, M.D., B.Ch.
|COVID-19 in Older Persons|
|April 30, 2020||Editorial: Loneliness and Social Isolation in Older Adults During the COVID-19 Pandemic: Implications for Gerontological Social Work||
Marla Berg-Weger, Ph.D., L.C.S.W. and John E. Morley, M.D., B.Ch.
|Loneliness and Social Isolation in Older Adults During the COVID-19 Pandemic: Implications for Gerontological Social Work|
|April 27, 2020||Aging in the Time of COVID-19||
John E. Morley, M.D., B.Ch
|Aging in the Time of COVID-19|
|April 24, 2020||Loneliness and Social Isolation Among Older Adults: How Can We Provide Support?||
Marla Berg-Weger, Ph.., L.C.S.W.
|Michael Creedon Annual Lecture on Aging, A.T. Still University|
|April 11, 2020||KTRS Elder Talk with Tucker Allen||
John E. Morley , M.D., B.Ch.
|KTRS Elder Talk|
|April 13, 2020||Grief During the COVID-19 Pandemic: Considerations for Palliative Care Providers||Cara L. Wallace, Ph.D., LMSW, APHSW-C1, Stephanie P. Wladkowski, Ph.D., LMSW, APHSW-C2, Allison Gibson, Ph.D., MSW, LISW3, Patrick White, M.D., HMDC, FACP, FAAHPM4||JPSM Journal|
|March 16, 2020||Breitbart News: Older Persons and the COVID-19 Pandemic||John E. Morley, M.D., B.Ch.||Breitbart News|
|March 25, 2020||How to Combat Isolation and Loneliness Among Seniors During the COVID-19 Outbreak||Marla Berg-Weger, Ph.D., LCSW||St. Louis On the Air|
|March 31, 2020
||Nursing Homes Struggle with Coronavirus Prevention||John E. Morley, M.D., B.Ch.||St. Louis On The Air|
|Spring 2020 Aging Successfully Article||Older Persons and the COVID-19 Pandemic||John E. Morley, M.D., B.Ch.||COVID-19 Update|
|Spring 2020||Journal of Nutritional Health and Aging Editorial: COVID-19 and Older Adults||John E. Morley, M.D., B.Ch. and Bruno Vellas, M.D.||COVID-19 and Older Adults|