The Psychosocial and Mental Health Considerations of a QuarantineJune 8, 2020 | 12:00 p.m.
Presented by Jennifer L. FitzPatrick, MSW, LCSW-C, CSP
In the midst of the mass hysteria, both personally and professionally, we need to focus on the effects this quarantine has on our residents and clients. From a psychosocial and mental health perspective, there are serious concerns. While trying to maintain some sense of normality, everyone is working hard to keep their head above water. Yet, it is still essential to assess the seniors' mental health status as they experience separation from loved ones, the loss of freedom, uncertainty over disease status, and boredom. This program will offer insight to the resident/client experience so the best individualized care plans can be developed.
This course is suitable for both beginning and intermediate levels. There is an introduction to the concept of mental health issues among the older adult population. It also applies to intermediate levels as it expands upon the introductory level, focusing on the role of the professional as educator and support to those helping this population.
Pizza Lunch Giveaway! 50 attendees will be chosen at random to receive a free pizza to be delivered during the webinar! Entry is optional.