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When epidemic and pandemic collide: The significant impact of isolation on seniors

Seniors across the country find themselves dealing with social distancing and isolation with nursing homes across the country closed to all visitors until further notice. Long before COVID-19, loneliness played such a significant role in patient outcomes for seniors that the American Psychological Association characterized it as an epidemic. With May recognized as “Mental Health Awareness” month, these Essential Insights detail a symptom that has been in the spotlight even more due to the pandemic: loneliness.

Trials and Triumphs: Finding hope during COVID-19

In the series finale of Trials and Triumphs, Dr. Kristofer Smith reflects on his final days in the ward. Dr. Smith and his team are learning more about their patients and are beginning to realize just how sick the patients were even before COVID-19.

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In this naviHealth Essential Insights series, Dr. Kristofer Smith, naviHealth's President of Home-Based Medical Care, finds himself back on the #frontlines as he volunteers to help in the battle against #COVID19. ow.ly/lSBt50zRNce

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