Special Issue "2nd Edition: Frontiers in Health Care for Older Adults"

A special issue of International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health (ISSN 1660-4601). This special issue belongs to the section "Health Behavior, Chronic Disease and Health Promotion".

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 31 December 2022.

Special Issue Editors

Dr. Francisco José Tarazona Santabalbina
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Guest Editor
1. Department of Geriatrics, Hospital Universitario de la Ribera, 46600 Alzira, Valencia, Spain
2. CIBERFES (Centro de Investigación Biomédica en Red Fragilidad y Envejecimiento Saludable), 28029 Madrid, Spain
3. Catholic University of Valencia Sant Vicent Màrtir, 46001 València, Valencia, Spain
Interests: geriatric medicine; frailty; falls; orthogeriatrics; collaborative medicine; multicomponent exercise
Dr. Sebastià Josep Santaeugènia Gonzàlez
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Assistant Guest Editor
Chronic Care Program, Health Department, Generalitat de Catalunya, 08002 Barcelona, Spain
Interests: geriatric and palliative medicine; integrated health and social care; intermediate care; nursing and care homes
Dr. José Augusto García Navarro
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Assistant Guest Editor
Consorci de Salut i Social de Catalunya, 08022 Barcelona, Spain; Spanish Society of Geriatrics and Gerontology, 28006 Madrid, Spain
Interests: integrated health and social care; frailty; geriatric and palliative medicine
Prof. Dr. José Viña
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Assistant Guest Editor
Department of Physiology, Faculty of Medicine, University of Valencia, 46010 València, Valencia, Spain
Interests: aging; physical exercise; frailty; Alzheimer’s disease

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

This Special Issue is the 2nd Edition of Special Issue "Health Care for Older Adults":


The increase we have witnessed in life expectancy in recent years has been a historical milestone in the history of humanity, as we have never lived this long before. Nevertheless, this social success presents great clinical and social challenges. After the first successful Special Issue on this topic, the Guest Editors aim to explore different initiatives that result in the health promotion of older adults, such as multicomponent physical exercise programs, interventions that try to avoid loneliness and social isolation and multidisciplinary assessment, and the treatment of frailty and other geriatric syndromes in various settings, such as the emergency unit, orthogeriatrics, and oncogeriatrics. 

Broadly, this Special Issue is seeking original submissions that examine (1) the method to detect and to reverse frailty, loneliness, and social isolation; (2) the method to diagnose early and prevent delirium and other geriatric syndromes; (3) best practices to manage the treatment of the elderly with specific situations, such as hip fracture or oncological disease; (4) best practices for designing, implementing, and/or evaluating integrated interventions to improve healthcare in older adults; and (5) best practices to develop healthcare and social interventions to improve quality of life in older adults living in care houses and nursing homes.  

Special interest will be given to innovative practices that expand and build upon geriatric approaches with multidisciplinary models. Other manuscript types of interest include relevant position papers, meta-analyses, reviews, brief reports, and commentaries.

Dr. Francisco José Tarazona Santabalbina
Dr. Sebastià Josep Santaeugènia Gonzàlez
Dr. José Augusto García Navarro
Prof. Dr. José Viña
Guest Editors

Manuscript Submission Information

Manuscripts should be submitted online at www.mdpi.com by registering and logging in to this website. Once you are registered, click here to go to the submission form. Manuscripts can be submitted until the deadline. All papers will be peer-reviewed. Accepted papers will be published continuously in the journal (as soon as accepted) and will be listed together on the special issue website. Research articles, review articles as well as short communications are invited. For planned papers, a title and short abstract (about 100 words) can be sent to the Editorial Office for announcement on this website.

Submitted manuscripts should not have been published previously, nor be under consideration for publication elsewhere (except conference proceedings papers). All manuscripts are thoroughly refereed through a single-blind peer-review process. A guide for authors and other relevant information for submission of manuscripts is available on the Instructions for Authors page. International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health is an international peer-reviewed open access semimonthly journal published by MDPI.

Please visit the Instructions for Authors page before submitting a manuscript. The Article Processing Charge (APC) for publication in this open access journal is 2300 CHF (Swiss Francs). Submitted papers should be well formatted and use good English. Authors may use MDPI's English editing service prior to publication or during author revisions.


  • frailty
  • comanagement
  • orthogeriatrics
  • elderly
  • oncogeriatrics
  • multidisciplinary teams
  • geriatric syndromes
  • delirium
  • malnutrition
  • falls

Published Papers

This special issue is now open for submission.
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