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OLDER ADULT POISON PREVENTION: INTENTIONAL USE MEDICATION ERRORS

Prevention Strategies During the COVID-19 Pandemic.

Higher risk of severe illness from COVID-19 places increased importance on social distancing for older adults (ages 60 and older). For many older adults, however, the changes stemming from social distancing measures are decreasing access to basic needs and services, disrupting daily routines, and causing isolation, stress and anxiety. All of these changes place older adults at higher risk of poisoning, both accidental and intentional.

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