Long COVID in Older Adults: Be Alert for These Signs, says Physiatrist Talya Fleming, MD


Primary care clinicians will need to be particularly alert for signs of long COVID in older patients as some signs and symptoms may be easily attributed to the aging process.

In this segment of a recent Patient Care conversation with physiatrist Talya Fleming, MD, director of Post-COVID Rehabilitation at Hackensack Meridian JFK Johnson Rehabilitation Institute, in New Jersey, she spoke about clinical signs of long COVID more likely to manifest in older adult patients. Fleming then offered what she sees as 3 keys to the most beneficial partnership between primary care and physical medicine and rehabilitation in the care of older and aging adults.

Talya Fleming, MD, is the medical director of the Stroke Recovery, Post-COVID Rehabilitation, and Aftercare Programs at the Hackensack Meridian JFK Johnson Rehabilitation Institute in Edison, New Jersey, and a clinical associate professor at Rutgers-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School.

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