End of Life Care Planning: Considerations in The Time of COVID-19

With the COVID-19 pandemic, older adults have experienced severe illness, increased hospitalizations, and mortality at alarming rates. Nursing homes and long-term care retirement communities emerged as COVID-19 hotspots with rampant outbreaks. Every older adult diagnosed with or exposed to COVID-19 has realized the potential ramifications. Providers have been at the forefront of mediating these decisions. Dr. Lindquist will discuss how long-term care and end of life planning have been impacted by COVID-19. Utilizing real-world examples with older adults and experiences in home-based and nursing home care, Dr. Lindquist will showcase how to prepare older adults and their loved ones for the consequences of COVID-19. 

Learning Objectives

  • Understand the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic on older adult long-term care and mortality

  • Recognize opportunities for long-term care and end of life discussions  

  • Learn how to utilize COVID-19 experiences to direct long-term care planning discussions

  • Examine future implications of COVID-19 on long-term care and end of life planning

Additional Information

State Relevance: 
New Jersey
Course summary
Available credit: 
  • 1.00 AANP Contact Hours
  • 1.00 MOC
  • 1.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit
Course opens: 
Course expires: 

Lee A. Lindquist, MD, MPH, MBA

Chief of Geratrics 
Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine 
Chicago, IL 


The following relevant financial relationships have been disclosed by faculty, and all have been mitigated by Pri-Med Institute.

Lee A. Lindquist, MD, MPH, MBA: No relevant financial relationships disclosed. 

Ty J. Gluckman, MD, FACC, FAHA (moderator): No relevant financial relationships disclosed. 

Non-faculty contributors and others involved in the planning, development, and editing/review of the content have no relevant financial relationships to disclose.

AMA PRA Category 1 Credits

Accreditation Statement

Pri-Med Institute is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

Designation Statement

Pri-Med Institute designates this enduring material for a maximum of 1.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.


Accreditation Statement

Pri-Med Institute is accredited by the American Association of Nurse Practitioners as an approved provider of nurse practitioner continuing education. Provider Number 040308.

Designation Statement

This activity is approved for 1.0 contact hour of continuing education, which includes 0 hours of pharmacology.

MOC Credit Information

Successful completion of this CME activity, which includes participation in the evaluation component, enables the participant to earn up to 1.00 Medical Knowledge MOC point in the American Board of Internal Medicine's (ABIM) Maintenance of Certification (MOC) program. Participants will earn MOC points equivalent to the amount of CME credits claimed for the activity. It is the CME activity provider's responsibility to submit participant completion information to ACCME for the purpose of granting ABIM MOC credit. 


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Available Credit

  • 1.00 AANP Contact Hours
  • 1.00 MOC
  • 1.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit
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