Journal of the American Geriatrics Society

 
 

  • Addressing Trainee Telehealth Needs in Response to COVID-19 This article details how in the face of the COVID-19 pandemic, the Veterans Health Administration ramped up its telehealth training of geriatrics professionals to optimize care for rural older adults.
  • COVID-19 Among Nursing Home Residents: Facility Correlates How does COVID-19 mortality in nursing homes correlate with specific nursing home characteristics, such as RN staffing level and residents' racial/ethnic demographics?
  • COVID-19 Deaths in Long-Term Care: A Piece of the Puzzle This editorial underscores the high incidence of COVID-19 fatalities in long-term care facilities. Why are these facilities experiencing higher mortality rates despite the national average decline?
  • Outcomes of Intensive Care Patients Older Than 90 Years Should the very old be admitted to the ICU? This study compared short- and long-term mortality of ICU patients aged 90 years and older with that of octogenarians.
  • Preoperative Cardiac Testing in Older Adults With Hip Fracture Does the risk-benefit ratio of preoperative noninvasive cardiac testing in older adults hospitalized with acute hip fracture justify its routine use?
  • Deprescribing Guidance for Hydroxychloroquine Drug Interactions This study assessed the burden of potentially inappropriate medications that could be deprescribed if necessary to initiate treatment with hydroxychloroquine or other potential COVID-19 therapies.
  • Managing Older Adults With Presumed COVID-19 in the ED This commentary details strategies for improving age-related resource allocation strategies and decision-making for elderly patients with presumed COVID-19 presenting in the emergency department.
  • Risk Factors for Mortality in Older Adults With COVID-19 This study aimed to identify potential early-stage risk factors associated with death in older patients with COVID-19.
  • Decreased Physical Activity During COVID-19 in Older People According to this commentary, measures taken to combat the spread of COVID-19 and the resulting increase in sedentary behavior will potentially have a negative impact on the health of older people.
  • COVID-19: Resource Allocation and Age-Related Considerations This position statement addresses crucial ethical issues to consider when developing strategies for allocating scarce resources during COVID-19 or other emergencies involving older adults.
  • AGS Policy Brief: COVID-19 and Assisted Living Facilities This policy brief presents guidance to federal, state, and local governments on how best to care for older adults residing in assisted living facilities during the COVID-19 pandemic.
  • The Prevention of Cardiovascular Disease in Older Adults This review summarizes evidence regarding the prevention of three common CVDs in older adults, with a focus on those over 75: stroke, coronary artery disease, and peripheral artery disease.
  • COVID-19 and Older Adults: What We Know Older adults with COVID-19, especially those with comorbidities, have worse outcomes. This review summarizes what we know about the transmission, presentation, and mortality of COVID-19 in this group.
  • The ABCDs of COVID-19 in Geriatrics and Long-Term Care This article presents information, insights, and recommended approaches to COVID-19 for geriatricians and health professionals working in long-term facility settings.
  • AGS Policy Brief: COVID-19 and Nursing Homes Review the American Geriatrics Society's guidance for healthcare professionals and systems when making decisions about care for COVID-19 patients in nursing homes and other long-term care facilities.
  • Deprescribing in Older People Approaching End of Life This study examined the impact of applying STOPPFrail, a recently developed deprescribing tool, to the medication regimens of older patients with advanced frailty.
  • Do Traditional Risk Factors Predict CV Events in Older Adults? This study found substantial changes in the relationship between traditional cardiovascular risk factors and ASCVD events among patients older than 65 years.
  • Statin Use in Nursing Home Residents With Life-Limiting Illness How prevalent is statin use among terminally ill nursing home residents? Should statins be discontinued in those unlikely to benefit from continued use?
  • Using Adjuvant Analgesics in Older Adults This article reviews the analgesic potential of various classes of adjuvant analgesics used for chronic pain in older adults, and summarizes best practices in terms of drug selection and dosing.
  • Does Physician Retirement Affect Patients? How does physician retirement impact health and outcomes for their multimorbid and frail older patients? This study explored whether this interruption in continuity of care leaves patients at risk.