The COVID-19 pandemic has impacted people all around the world. Everyone is in a sustained state of grief as we face an uncertain future. The social distancing restrictions have caused a variety of emotions in those living and working in long-term care. Some are angry, some are sad, some are denying, others are fearful, and still others just don’t understand.
While everyone is feeling the stress of separation and working to adjust to a new way of living and working, the pandemic has caused many to also lose their identity. For residents, this is particularly challenging, as so many already grieve the loss of their social and occupational identities. Understanding how grief is influencing the mood and behavior of your community and how to develop effective, person-centered interventions are the focus of this discussion.
At the conclusion of this webinar, participants will be able to:
- Describe the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic relative to quarantine and social distancing on resident, family, and staff psychosocial well-being
- Recognize the stages of grief and that individual expressions of grief will be varied
- Develop effective interventions to anticipate and respond to expressions of grief
This webinar is appropriate for all staff in nursing facilities, assisted living, hospice and palliative care, and home health
Barbara Speedling, Quality of Life Specialist
One hour of continuing education is available. Please defer to your licensing board or agency to ensure courses taken meet your license requirements.
Webinar Registration Fees
Registration Fee……………………….. $55 per individual
(One continuing education hour, live webinar and on-demand recording included)
Webinar registration fees are non-refundable. See substitution, cancellation and refund policies here.
Webinar fees must be paid in advance.