April 28, 2020

New poll: Many older adults face disruptions in care due to coronavirus

A new poll from NORC, sponsored by The John A. Hartford Foundation and TSF, shows that a majority of U.

S. adults age 70 and older have canceled or delayed medical care since social distancing began due to COVID-19, including one in six who have delayed essential medical treatments.

The nationally representative survey reveals that 20 percent of older adults have had a telehealth appointment, and almost half say the experience was about the same as their in-person visits.

Read the full poll findings.