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May 9, 2020 54 min

This conversation with Dr. Lissa Chipeco is ideal for anyone who is caring for elders or getting older themselves. We discuss COVID-19 and how it’s changing life in the nursing home where Lissa practices, testing guidelines, how frightening this time is for residents and staff, fatality rates, and the ways this disease presents. We also talk about how we can best take care of our elders, both as individuals and as a society, and Lissa mentions a few key concepts and resources to help elders have the best possible life experience in their last years.

Dr. Lissa Chipeco was named Minnesota Monthly’s top doctor in Geriatrics in 2017 and 2018, and has been practicing since 1996. She chose to specialize in geriatrics because she relishes her patients’ stories and wisdom and believes that they deserve respect and assistance in navigating the numerous challenges of aging. 

To learn more about Dr. Chipeco please click here.

Books that Dr. Chipeco mentions during the conversation:

  • Being Mortal, by Atul Gawande
  • How to Care for Aging Parents, by Virginia Morris
  • The 36 Hour Day, by Nancy Mace and Peter Rabins
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