Palliative and Residential Care | Issue 3 2020

Ann Wyatt, Manager of Palliative & Residential Care -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- As we all know, in these hard, sad days for the country, people living in nursing homes have been hit particularly hard, with terrible loss of life, and a degree of isolation that is truly unimaginable. For nursing homes, the challenge has been to keep people safe and to do whatever possible to help residents be as comfortable as possible in the midst of great [...]

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Education and Training | Issue 3 2020

Amy Torres, Director of Training -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- The Value of Education and Training During a Pandemic We understand that caregivers struggle with stress, lack of self-care, social isolation, and empathy fatigue. These issues have become exacerbated by the Covid-19 pandemic. Typically, caregivers create a network of support for themselves and the person in their care. We have learned, however, that the quarantine has disrupted n [...]

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President Emeritus | Issue 3 2020

Jed A. Levine, President Emeritus, Director of External Relations -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Facing Fatigue and Burnout I am writing this on Dec. 1st, 2020. Exactly one year ago, the first case of COVID-19 was detected. It was the start of a worldwide pandemic and has turned our lives upside down. It has been nine months since the virus came to the U.S., and if you are anything like me, you are very tired of it. We’ve had to adjust to new r [...]

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