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 stress. Nursing homes have been working to normalize routines and to find ways to minimize the isolation experienced by residents who are now disconnected from their families and [...]

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Education and Training | Issue 3 2020

Amy Torres, Director of Training The Value of Education and Training During a PandemicWe 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 normal routines and support systems. No longer possible are visits from friends, family members, or hired caregivers. Adult Day Care programs are no longer accessible. Additionally, p [...]

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President Emeritus | Issue 3 2020

Jed A. Levine, President Emeritus, Director of External Relations Facing Fatigue and BurnoutI 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 routines like wearing a face mask, frequent hand washing, sanitizing work spaces and phones, daily news bulletins about the number of new cases, and reports of hospitalizations and de [...]

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