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COVID-19 Resource Recap: May 20, 2020

Posted by Erin Pietrak | Tuesday, May 19, 2020

While the Coronavirus curve continues to decline, our nursing homes and our elderly remain the most vulnerable. Protecting them is top priority. The Avila Institute of Gerontology will continue to source and share credible resources to help you navigate these challenges and keep residents and staff safe.

In addition to our blog, we’ll be sharing a multitude of additional resources, articles and videos on our Facebook page. Like Us there.


Here’s what you missed from last week.

Articles and Resources

Advanced Directives: Points for Having the Talk | Supportive Care Coalition and Catholic Health Association 
Even in the best of times, it can be challenging to get Americans to discuss and document their end-of-life wishes. With the elderly being the most vulnerable during the pandemic, now is the time to have tough conversations with loved ones. Here’s a guide from the Catholic Health Association for having the talk.

COVID-19 Rapid Response Network for Nursing Homes | Institute for Healthcare Improvement 
Register for this daily 20-minute National Nursing Home Huddle to provide real-time, pragmatic solutions that can be implemented in nursing homes today to solve many of the key problems brought about or exacerbated by COVID-19. Learn More and Register

The Zone: Frustration and Anger | The ParaDocs for the Avila Institute of Gerontology, Inc. 
In Volume 4 of this guest series, Psychotherapist, Dr. Francis L. Battisti, and Nutritionist, Dr. Helen Battisti give us tips on how to reign in and mitigate anger’s effect our bodies and minds, while pushing us to be the best versions of ourselves.  Read More

The Zone: Resilience and Finding New Strength | The ParaDocs for the Avila Institute of Gerontology, Inc. 
In Volume 5 of this guest series, Psychotherapist, Dr. Francis L. Battisti, and Nutritionist, Dr. Helen Battisti give us mindset tips on how to cope with irreversible change despite barriers and setbacks. Read More


Upcoming Webinars

Catholic Ethics and the Challenge of COVID-19 | Catholic Health Association
Amid unprecedented challenges around the COVID-19 pandemic, the Catholic Health Association and Georgetown University have just started a weekly series of webinars addressing COVID-19 related critical issues in “clinical care, organizational ethics and social policy in the context of Catholic Social Teaching and the Ethical and Religious Directives for Catholic Health Care Services (ERDs).” All free. Come watch, listen, and become part of this dynamic and evolving discussion every Thursday 1 – 2 pm through May 28. Past webinars are available on-demand. Learn More and Register