EFPA would like to share some basic recommendations on the psychological concerns related to older persons in the situation of Coronavirus spread. Older persons are considered at higher risk from the effects of Coronavirus. Older persons are also more likely to have other health conditions, and are more likely to be socially isolated. This time of uncertainty over Coronavirus is worrying and stressful for many people, and especially so for older people, and particularly those who are isolated. In order to reduce the spread of the virus and to protect vulnerable persons, it is strongly advised to reduce physical contact, not to visit older persons, not to go to care homes and nursing homes.
This information has been prepared by EFPA’s Standing Committee for Geropsychology. For further advice please consult our website