What is Confinement Syndrome?
The protection measures put in place to enhance safety during COVID-19 have led to either the directed or chosen confinement of many older adults and caregivers. As a result, the risk of Confinement Syndrome in these individuals is increased because:
Interventions for Consideration
It is imperative that we find the right balance between keeping older adults and caregivers safe from COVID-19 and reducing the risk of Confinement Syndrome. Ongoing assessment of the possible clinical issues associated with Confinement Syndrome must be part of a new paradigm of care amid this pandemic. Identification of issues and (ideally) early intervention will lead to better outcomes for older adults and their caregivers, including reduced morbidity and mortality. This, in turn, will lead to improved health system outcomes.
Confinement Syndrome Information
Overview and General Information
Social Isolation and Depression
Nutrition / Hydration