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Nov. 14, 2020 Global Publication

Integrated Care and Geriatrics: A Call to Renovation from the COVID-19 Pandemic

We are experiencing an unprecedented demographic change, in terms of speed. The population over 65 years of age corresponds to approximately 9% of the world population (Population Division of the Department of Economics and Social Affairs of the United Nations).
We know that the elderly population has a high risk of suffering from serious diseases.

Long-term care facilities (LTCFs) of geriatric care has been traditionally marginalized within healthcare networks. LTCFs have constantly been living in the ambiguity that their residential nature does not fit with the relevant clinical burden of care of their frail and complex residents.

Covid 19 presents us with a challenge: to establish an integrated system that includes LTFCs. This editorial makes a call to which we must go.

 

Oct. 6, 2020 Global Publication

Effective implementation approaches for healthy ageing interventions for older people: A rapid review

Given the advanced demographic transition in the world, seeking healthy aging is an imperative task. In this review, strategies that favor a better quality of life for the elderly are shown, including the interaction of different levels of care (intra and extra system). All of this results in better global health indicators for the elderly population, which in turn translates into less need for care by the system.