Covid-19 pandemic spurs policy changes benefiting older adults

Heather M. Young, Winifred Quinn, Andrea Brassard, Claudio Gualtieri, Susan Reinhard

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This article reviews recent federal and state policy changes in response to the COVID-19 pandemic that affect health care and quality of life for older adults. Specific regulations and guidelines issued at the state and federal level have increased access and provided additional funding for essential services and supports. Many of these changes are temporary and have the potential to improve care beyond the immediate crisis. This period of greater flexibility offers the opportunity to accrue evidence on quality and access to influence sustained change.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)19-23
Number of pages5
JournalJournal of Gerontological Nursing
Issue number6
StatePublished - Jun 2020

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Nursing(all)
  • Gerontology


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