The Peter Lamy Center on Drug Therapy and Aging, in collaboration with other centers and organizations, has put together the following resources for older adult patients and health care professionals during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Resources for Patients:
COVID-19: What Older Adults and Caregivers Need to Know
Created in collaboration with the Maryland Poison Center (MPC), this information sheet provides helpful information about COVID-19 for older adults and their caregivers, including details about symptoms and where to seek care.
Resources for Health Care Professionals:
Optimizing Medication Management During the COVID-19 Pandemic: Implementation Guide for Post-Acute and Long-Term Care
Created in collaboration with the US Deprescribing Network, the goal of this interactive guide is to improve resident-centered health and well-being by reducing use of unnecessary medications, simplifying medication management, and reducing opportunities for transmission of COVID-19 between residents and staff.