Coping with Dementia and Covid-19
- January 5, 2022
11:00 am EST - 12:30 pm EST
Venue: Live Zoom Webinar
Event Phone: (954) MDS-3-ADL
What You’ll Learn
How have recent changes from the COVID-19 pandemic effected dementia patients? What are the specific concerns for a patient with dementia who has had a COVID-19 infection? Most importantly, how can we protect these vulnerable residents from adverse patient outcomes? Recognizing current trends in the research of this population is important for both MDS coding and care planning. The MDS assessment is also a tool to identify clinical areas of concern. Changes in the resident’s cognition will negatively influence quality measures, rehospitalization rates, and costs of care. This presentation will assist attendees to implement strategies to best address the concerns facing dementia patients in a post-pandemic world.
After attending this webinar, attendees will be able to:
- Review the impact of Covid-19 infection on residents with a diagnosis of dementia
- Discuss the effect of social isolation on the dementia resident and their families
- Learn important documentation, MDS coding, and care planning strategies for residents with a diagnosis of dementia
- Learn approaches to help nursing facility staff assist this population and their families
Our Presenter – Faith Carini-Graves
Faith has worked in skilled nursing facilities since she first became a nurse in 2012. She quickly became an expert in both RAI guidelines and the everyday functioning of nursing facilities. With MDS Consultants, Faith conducts audits, improves quality measures, trains current and new staff, manages MDS systems, and continues to complete MDS’. Faith is licensed as a RN in New York and South Dakota.
On her time off, Faith enjoys a fast-paced life with her three kids – including twin toddlers! She also enjoys spending time outside, yoga, reading, and painting!
Who Is This For?
- Activity therapists
- Activity aides
- Social Workers
- Nursing Directors
- Nursing Home Administrators
- MDS Coordinators
- Anyone wanting to learn more about dementia and COVID-19
- Schedule: 11:00 to 12:30 pm eastern time
- Access instructions and course materials are emailed