Older adults and those with medical conditions, such as cognitive impairment and dementia have demonstrated increased risk of morbidity and mortality associated with COVID-19. Certified nursing facilities are experiencing drastic effects due to confined spaces and vulnerable populations. Increased recognition and implementation of best-practices in hygiene, medical indicators for concern, and behavioral adjustments for social distancing are urgently needed. 

Training opportunities in the understanding of precautions are increasingly present in online trainings, yet these rarely address the specific needs of certified nursing facilities and residents of these facilities. There is lack of trainings specific to the needs of residents with cognitive impairment and dementia. Due to the unprecedented challenges associated with COVID-19, best-practices training is needed for staff at every level of care and administration for certified nursing facilities.

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Marie Smart, SW, BA

Quality Assurance Review Team The Breckinridge Christian Care Communitities Board Lexington, Kentucky
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Amy Richardson, RN, MSN

Staff Development Specialist, Nursing Practice and Support Services UK HealthCare Lexington, Kentucky
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Gregory Jicha, MD, PhD

Professor, Neurology Alzheimer's Disease Research Center Sanders-Brown Center on Aging University of Kentucky College of Medicine Lexington, Kentucky
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Kevin Hatton, MD, FCCM

Chief, Anesthesiology Critical Care Medicine UK HealthCare Associate Professor, Anesthesiology and Surgery University of Kentucky College of Medicine Lexington, Kentucky
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Elizabeth Rhodus, PhD, OTR/L
Alzheimer's Disease Research
Sanders-Brown Center on Aging University of Kentucky
1030 S Broadway Ste 5
Lexington KY 40504
(859) 257-5562 | fax (859) 257-4233