This article describes the transformation of a geriatric care unit into a COVID-19 geriatric care unit. Besides ensuring proper treatment, the multidisciplinary team adapted its care practice and procedures with the objective of preserving the patients’ functional capacities. Each dimension of health is taken into account and the adaptations are described in the light of this challenge. Along with the severity of our patients' medical and functional situations, infectious isolation is the parameter that most influences the adaptations and generates the most complexity.
Acute care for elders, functional abilities, interdisciplinarity