COVID-19 Impact

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PSNet: Patient Safety Network
Journal Article
Commentary

The need to include assisted living in responding to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Zimmerman S, Sloane PD, Katz PR, et al. J Am Med Dir Assoc. 2020;21.

Older adults are particularly vulnerable to COVID-19. This editorial discusses the unique challenges faced by assisted living communities and implications for care, such as the prevalence of dementia and limited medical and nursing provider presence, as well as action steps communities should consider during planning around and responding to the COVID-19 pandemic.