The coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic has upended daily life and neurologic care for most patients, including those with Parkinson's disease and parkinsonism. Disruptions to routine care, high volumes of patient and caregiver calls, and our patients' risk of infection and complications inspired a proactive COVID-19 outreach program. This program targets patients with advanced Parkinson's disease and related disorders, specifically those who are homebound, receiving or eligible for palliative care, and/or lacking support networks. We describe the program and practical strategies providers can implement to support wellbeing and successful telehealth uptake during this time of social isolation and gradual reopening.
- Parkinson's disease
- patient education
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Clinical Neurology
- Cellular and Molecular Neuroscience