Protecting Older Adults in Sri Lanka Amid COVID-19
A recent paper examines the strategy needed to combat the impact of COVID-19 among older adults in Sri Lanka.
The paper argues that Sri Lanka must:
Consider the difficulties health care systems may face in the case of a COVID-19 surge and take immediate preventative actions to limit the spread in the country
Implement practices in LTCs (long-term care homes) to prevent the spread among LTC residents and staff
Proactively include older adults especially those who are dependent and from remote areas in government responses
Take into consideration family dynamics that are unique to Sri Lanka and providing support to reduce exposure through government and other available resources.
The paper can be accessed here.