The pandemic has impacted everyone but perhaps none more than people living in long-term care and their families and friends. As we begin our long journey of recovery from this unprecedented disaster (at least in our lifetimes), it’s time to tell your stories, take stock of where we’ve been, where we are and where we’re headed. We’ll look at the usual stages of recovery in an ongoing disaster, answer questions about the rationale for specific precautions, talk specifically about visitation in long term care, including phased re-openings and emerging views on essential visitors, compassionate care and critical support. Together we’ll think about lessons learned in hopes of being even better prepared in the future. Finally, we’ll talk about ways of taking care of ourselves and each other in this challenging time.
SPONSORED BY THE MAINE LONG TERM CARE OMBUDSMAN PROGRAM
Dr. Susan Wehry, MD, Chief of Geriatrics, University of New England College of Osteopathic Medicine
With special guests:
William Montejo, Director, Division of Licensing and Certification, Department of Health and Human Services
Danielle Watford, Director, Quality Improvement and Regulatory Affairs, Maine Health Care Association