Advice From Your Advocates - New Web & Podcast
We are excited to introduce our new webinar series, Advice From Your Advocates!
We kicked off the series with our inaugural webinar featuring our Host, Certified Elder Law Attorney Bob Mannor who was joined by our guest panelist, Jeri Birchmeier, Administrator of Vibrant Life Senior Living - The Lodges of Durand.
For our first topic, we thought it was important to address the elephant in the room when it comes to supporting our elders. “What Does Long Term Care Look Like In a Post-Pandemic World?” We got right to it and discussed what has changed since the beginning of the pandemic and what changes we think are next on the horizon.
Throughout the past two years, we’ve learned a lot about the psychological effects that this pandemic has had on the senior community. It is a tough balancing act between protecting this vulnerable community physically, while also caring for them mentally. There are ever lasting effects relating to the lack of social interaction and group engagement that many seniors so often yearn for.
Although diseases like dementia look different for each person, as elder care professionals we know the impacts that these changes make daily. We also discussed the challenges that this pandemic has created for us as care professionals with regard to staffing issues, placement issues, and ever changing policies in practice without a lot of lead time to prepare.
The conversation was both engaging, bittersweet and most importantly – informative! We have shared full webinar below and would love to hear your thoughts or further questions! Stay tuned for future Advice From Your Advocates invitations.
We have so much more to say on a variety of topics and encourage you to submit topics you’d like to hear from us about as well! Contact us using the web form below or email firstname.lastname@example.org.