COVID-19: Social Distancing for Older Adults
R. Sean Morrison, MD, explains how COVID-19 is spread and why social distancing is important, especially for older adults. Dr. Morrison gives clear instructions on how to practice effective social distancing both at home and in public, as well as other common-sense tips for prevention and health maintenance. He also offers ways to prevent isolation, anxiety, and depression, while still maintaining safety. And finally, he provides advice for caregivers and loved ones to effectively support older relatives.
Ellen and Howard C. Katz Professor and Chair of the Brookdale Department of Geriatrics and Palliative Medicine at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai
Director, Lilian and Benjamin Hertzberg Palliative Care Institute