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COVID-19 Resource Recap: May 28, 2020

Posted by Erin Pietrak | Thursday, May 28, 2020

Memorial Day was a heartbreaking reminder of lives lost during this pandemic. And while we’re making progress, the coronavirus is not over yet. As news continues to shift daily, the Avila Institute of Gerontology will continue to source and share credible resources to help you navigate new challenges. The health of residents and staff remains our top priority.

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

Mass from the Holy Grotto Videos and Live Feed | Catholicity Channel 
Although public Masses have been suspended, many parishes have utilized virtual platforms to offer Mass. Check out the Facebook live feed and recordings of Mass from the Holy Grotto in Lourdes, France. Learn more

Healing in Christ Playlist | Oregon Catholic Press
Enjoy this playlist of spiritual music from the Oregon Catholic Press on YouTube. Listen

The Zone: Grieving in your Own Way | The ParaDocs for the Avila Institute of Gerontology, Inc.
We’re all experiencing loss on multiple levels right now. Whether it’s loss of a loved one, loss of a job, or loss of the familiar, we’re all grieving in our own way. In Volume 6 of this guest series, Psychotherapist, Dr. Francis L. Battisti, and Nutritionist, Dr. Helen Battisti help us navigate loss and, in the process, regain personal power.  Read More

The Zone: The State of Ambivalence | The ParaDocs for the Avila Institute of Gerontology, Inc. 
The reopening across the United States is another adjustment in a long line of adjustments we’ve made throughout this Pandemic and may be triggering its own set of conflicting emotions, swinging from excitement to relief, to fear and back again. In Volume 7 of this guest series, Psychotherapist, Dr. Francis L. Battisti, and Nutritionist, Dr. Helen Battisti help us regain our equilibrium and, in the process, access our inner strength. Read More


Note Worthy Recordings

Discussion on Effective Virtual Visits in Collaboration | National Coalition for Hospice and Palliative Care
It may be the new normal, but “virtual visit” is a misnomer. These visits are not imaginary. They’re very real for patients and their families. Listen to this webinar recording that originally aired on April 27, hosted by the National Coalition for Hospice and Palliative Care. Learn how to make audio and video visits more personal for families. Whether you’re a NP, RN, PA, Social Worker or Chaplain, this webinar’s for you. Watch Recording

Supporting Nursing Homes in the COVID-19 CrisisThe John A. Hartford Foundation 
What can we do right now to improve care for our residents, protect our staff, and improve the health of our communities? Listen to this national webinar from The John A. Hartford Foundation, originally aired on May 1st, discussing a new initiative to address the urgent issues facing nursing homes during the COVID-19 crisis. Watch Recording  


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