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Next Free Webcast – Lessons Learned in LTC During A Pandemic – November 18 at Noon

Earn 1 hr. CEU, pre-approved for Social Workers by BOSW; self-submit other disciplines.
MGS is an approved Continuing Education Resource by the MN Board of Nursing.
(The CEU is free for MGS members; $15 for non-members.)

With: Roberta Meyers, MD, MPH; Stacey J Brown, BSN, RN, PHN, RAC-CTA; and David Uselman

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In late October 2020 extending into January 2021 case rates of COVID-19 in Minnesota surged and greatly affected Minnesota skilled nursing facilities. Coping with the COVID-19 pandemic has affected long-term care residents and their families and long-term care staff in ways we are just beginning to understand. As we reflect on this experience, lessons learned can transform practice in long-term care.

Taken from Healthdata.gov API

Objectives:

  1. Understand the challenges of infection prevention during any pandemic in long-term care facilities
  2. Review the impact of the lockdown during the pandemic on residents, families, and caregivers, and staff
  3. Current state (November 2021): lessons learned and implications for the future

Roberta Meyers, MD, MPH

Roberta Meyers is a geriatrician with over thirty years of experience providing care in a variety of settings including skilled nursing facilities, ambulatory outpatient settings, and community-based physician home visits.  She is a member of the Department of Medicine at Hennepin Healthcare (HCMC) and president-elect of the Minnesota Gerontological Society.

 

Stacey J Brown, BSN, RN, PHN, RAC-CTA

Stacey Brown is the Director of Quality and Reimbursement at Minnesota Masonic Home’s 5-Star facility in Bloomington, MN.  She has dedicated the last 20 years to Long-Term Care nursing and has been integral to their team’s success through the COVID-19 pandemic with a focus on developing policies and procedures, survey readiness and response, and working with frontline caregivers on infection control, COVID-19 care, and safety.

David Uselman

David Uselman is the Executive Director of the Bayshore Residence and Rehabilitation Center in Duluth MN, a role he has held since 2016.   David earned his bachelor’s degree in Healthcare Administration from Concordia College.  Servant leadership has always been a core trait of David’s work as Assistant Executive Director and Executive Director in a variety of settings sizes both proprietary and not-for-profit; devoting his entire career to serving seniors in Skilled Nursing.  David used to keep a list of awards and recognitions he and his teams have earned over the years.  However, having successes during a pandemic and seeing a team come together for the most vulnerable is more rewarding than a list of trophies and accomplishments.

Past Free Webcast – COVID-19 Caregiving: Older Adults, Adults with Disabilities, Somali-Americans – October 27th, 2021

Earn 1 hr. CEU, pre-approved for Social Workers by BOSW; self-submit other disciplines.
MGS is an approved Continuing Education Resource by the MN Board of Nursing.
(The CEU is free for MGS members; $15 for non-members.)

With: Elizabeth Lightfoot, Ph.D., Director of the Arizona State University School of Social Work; Kamal Suleiman, Undergraduate Student, University of Pennsylvania.

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Handout COVID 19 Caregiving Older Adults, Adults with Disabilities, Somali-Americans 10.27.21

Learn about the conclusions of two recent caregiving research initiatives and how these findings can influence your work.

Dr. Elizabeth Lightfoot’s qualitative study Changes to Family Caregiving of Older Adults and Adults with Disabilities during COVID-19 discusses how the nature of caregiving for older adults and adults with disabilities changed during COVID-19.  She focuses on how family caregivers of older adults or adults with disabilities perceived that family caregiving had changed and what strategies caregivers used to cope with these changes.

As one part of Dr Lightfoot’s study, Kamal Suleiman will review highlights from the research and poster: Caregiving in the Somali-American community during COVID-19, drawn from in-depth interviews of ten Somali family caregivers in Minnesota.  Specifically, he will describe investigating the unique caregiving challenges faced by Somali caregivers during the pandemic, focusing on major themes related to visitation, hospital accompaniment, and self-sacrifice.

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