A Discussion on Covid-19, Isolation and Seniors
Senior Living Residences’ public and professional education course on Covid-19 and the impact of isolation on senior adults launched in 2020 as a response to the global pandemic, with the goal of reviewing the early days of the pandemic versus what we now know about how it affects the senior population. We wanted to spark a conversation about how to develop creative and safe alternatives to group programming that still combat isolation in community environments, such as senior living communities.
Covid-19 & Isolation: Twin Pandemics
This 1 hour presentation covers the many residual effects (physical, cognitive, emotional and spiritual) that Covid-19 has had on our senior population. We’ll also discuss the diagnostic criteria for seniors in the early stages of the Covid-19 pandemic and what we have since learned. Participants will get a chance to share their personal experiences and discuss strategies they can use to battle isolation and loneliness in their communities.
- Identify the many symptoms of Covid-19, including those that appear more often in seniors
- Discuss the effects of a public health pandemic (i.e. prolonged ‘self quarantine’ and ‘stay at home’ orders) on the senior population
- Construct new practices to combat isolation for future surges of the virus or new viruses
1 CE Credit is available to Social Workers, Nurses, Case Managers and Emergency Services in Massachusetts, New Hampshire and Connecticut