pISSN 2465-1109
eISSN 2465-1397

Alberto Pilotto
Genoa, Italy

Geriatric Care is the official journal of SIGOT (Società Italiana di Geriatria Ospedale e Territorio), it is a recently-launched Open Access journal that seeks to publish high quality, peer-reviewed manuscripts dealing with the Geriatric Care in the different settings including the hospitals, residential services, nursing homes and home-care services for the elderly. The aim of the journal is to stimulate debate and dissemination of knowledge in the geriatric field in order to ameliorate efficacy, effectiveness and efficiency of interventions to improve health outcomes of the elderly people. Geriatric Care publishes contributions of epidemiology, pathophysiology and clinical assessment, management and treatments of the diseases of the older people, as well as health education and environmental health, hospital-residential-homecare management of the elderly including ethics, social and communication sciences, e-health and health technology assessment. Contributions on innovative topics of biological and genetics research, gender and disparity issues, as well as high-technology supports, i.e. domotics and robotics for the elderly, are welcome. Geriatric Care publishes Original Articles, Review Articles, Brief Reports, Case Reports, Statement Reports and Editorials.

This journal does not apply charge for publication to Authors as it is supported by institutional funds.

The unavoidable costs of frailty: a geriatric perspective in the time of COVID-19


The world is facing speechless one of the most feared, greatest catastrophes for human beings. Despite better healthcare systems, despite warnings through similar situations and even documented threats, as the COVID-19 pandemic hit, it found us largely unprepared. It offered to us on a silver tray the fragility of mankind. And once again, but this time in a particularly overwhelming way, the most vulnerable part of the world population is mowed down: older persons. 

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