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

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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 will present 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 to contribute to the ongoing research in this field. It will also look 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

Event Information

April 13, 2021, 5:00 PM to 6:30 PM

Organizer(s): DWIH New Delhi, Max Planck Society, University of Cologne

Registration for this event is closed now.


Prof. Dr. Sascha Köpke

PhD RN FEANS, Department of Clinical Nursing, Medical Faculty, University of Cologne, Germany

Prof. Dr. Sudha A Raddi

Principal, Institute of Nursing Sciences, KLE Academy of Higher Education & Research, Belagavi, Karnataka, India

Dr. Domantas Jasilionis

Research Scientist , Max Planck Institute for Demographic Research, Rostock, Germany

Prof. Dr. Mubashir Angolkar

Head of Dept. of Public Health at J N Medical College, KLE Academy of Higher Education & Research, Belgaum, Karnataka, India

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