104 Coronavirus: Planning to Help Aging Parents (Plus QA)

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By Leslie Kernisan, MD MPH, Leslie Kernisan, and MD MPH. Discovered by Player FM and our community — copyright is owned by the publisher, not Player FM, and audio is streamed directly from their servers. Hit the Subscribe button to track updates in Player FM, or paste the feed URL into other podcast apps.

In This Episode:

Dr. K shares the coronavirus (COVID19) information and recommendations she presented on 3/12/20 to members of the Helping Older Parents Membership, plus answers to their questions about preparing themselves and protecting their aging parents. She covers:

  • What’s most important to know about the coronavirus situation right now
  • The current effort to “flatten the curve” and what that might mean in terms of how long precautions are necessary
  • Issues that are likely to come for frail older adults
  • How to think through care and housing options, and contingency planning
  • The importance of reviewing what matters most to your older parent
  • Why now is an important time to review advance care planning and preferences regarding critical care
  • What to know about POLST and similar advance care planning documents
  • Answers to member questions

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