Aging: From Fundamental Biology to Societal Impact - Chapter 30 Being a frail older person at a time of the COVID-19 pandemic

Elsevier, Aging From Fundamental Biology to Societal Impact 2023, Pages 725-744
Yaohua Chen, Susanne Röhr, Berenice Maria Werle, Roman Romero-Ortuno

During the COVID-19 pandemic, older people living with frailty were identified as vulnerable to poor health outcomes. While writing this chapter in December 2020, we reviewed early evidence on what it meant to be a frail older individual in the COVID-19 pandemic from the perspective of three different settings: community, hospitals, and nursing homes. Lessons learned provide opportunities to improve health outcomes, community and health services, and how we want to live as aging societies.