A geriatric care unit dedicated to COVID-19 elderly patients

Isabelle Gilard, Isabelle De Brauwer, Pascale Cornette Published in the journal : May 2020 Category : Geriatry

Summary :

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.

Key Words

Acute care for elders, functional abilities, interdisciplinarity