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13 April 2021

Web-Talk - Implications of Covid-19 on Geriatric Care


While the COVID-19 pandemic has impacted people in all age groups, the effects including the fatality rates, have been severely magnified for the vulnerable elderly population across countries. Providing geriatric care in light of the pandemic is an uphill task for the governments and the public health system.

This Web-Talk aimed at presenting the good practice examples of providing critical care to the geriatric population during the Coronavirus pandemic within the framework of the country’s public health system and contributed to the ongoing research in this field. It also looked into common issues, challenges, and instances faced by countries that lead to the development of a rigorous system to provide the best possible care to the geriatric population, especially in such times of the pandemic, including the following focal points:


  • How did the COVID-19 pandemic affect long-term care providers and recipients in Germany?

  • Response to the pandemic in institutional and home care settings?

  • Health and survival in the elderly in India and Germany: a global health transition perspective?

  • The possibility of an in-built immunity of the geriatric population differs due to demography?


Co-Speaker from UoC – Prof. Dr. Sascha Köpke, Ph.D. RN FEANS, Department of Clinical Nursing, Medical Faculty, University of Cologne, Germany

Co-Organizer- Max Planck Society