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Physical Therapy, Older Adults, and Covid-19

April 30, 2020

Physical therapists and the patients who need them are facing some significant barriers to connection and care during Covid-19. No demographic has been more impacted than older adults. “People don’t want to leave their house because of exposure to Covid-19, and, they’re also wary of letting anyone into their homes,” says Vicki Tilley, PT, GCS, … Continued

Telehealth with Older Adults During the Covid-19 Crisis

April 2, 2020

Due to Covid-19, UNC Health outpatient clinics are “seeing” fewer patients physically. Though most facilities remain open to patients needing an in-person visit, the coronavirus crisis rapidly accelerates the use of telehealth via virtual visits between providers and patients. In this Q&A UNC Geriatrics Specialty Clinic’s Assistant Medical Director, Dr. Meredith Gilliam, talks about benefits and challenges of video visits.

COVID-19 in Older Adults: Biese Publishes Key Points for Providers

March 26, 2020

Kevin Biese, MD, MAT, Associate Professor of Emergency Medicine and Associate Professor of Medicine in the Division of Geriatric Medicine, with co-authors, has published key information on the role of the ED in diagnosis and acute management of COVID-19 in older adults.

Senior Mentors Teach about Patient-Centered Care

January 31, 2019

Senior Mentor Program, the School of Medicine’s long-running program to build skills, compassion, and aging-related awareness among medical school students kicked off this week with a Carolina Club luncheon for 195 students and 100-plus mentors. Read more