• Teepa Snow MS, OTR/L, FAOTA

    CEO, Positive Approach to Care®


Living With Dementia During the COVID-19 Pandemic

Practical and Realistic Strategies and Techniques to Reduce Risk and Provide Quality Care for People Living With Dementia in Congregate Residential Settings

This webinar focuses on dementia and care during the COVID-19 pandemic. The goal of maintaining a six-foot social distancing boundary among people living with dementia (PLwD) housed in a setting designed for congregate living and social integration is simply not logical, reasonable, or achievable.

To support both the health care providers choosing to provide care and the individuals who are housed in these settings, something different is needed. This webinar highlights different, person-centered working practices and routines to optimize the well-being of all involved, given the impossibility of following isolation guidelines without causing potentially irreparable harm to individuals and their relationship with those providing the only human contact they will be receiving in this situation.

Watch this webinar to learn how to:

  • Assist program leaders and staff in identifying who will be able to adhere to the social distancing protocol and who will require alternate care provision
  • Provide care staff with techniques to interact within intimate space and intimate care tasks with reasonable protection while actively engaging the PLwD in a friendly and supportive manner
  • Offer gathering plans and actions that provide meaningful and energizing social opportunities and connections in 1:1, small groups, and larger groups while minimizing potential for COVID-19 transmission
  • Provide program leaders and staff with effective and accurate language and rationale to share with families and authorities