Social distancing and isolation associated with the COVID-10 pandemic have begun to take a toll on patients in residential settings, but SLPs can help mitigate the long-term consequences. This course will discuss the risk factors for and effects of isolation, as well as potential strategies to prevent or reverse pandemic-related cognitive decline.
Course created on December 1, 2020
- After this course, participants will be able to identify potential effects of social isolation, including physical, emotional, and cognitive consequences.
- After this course, participants will be able to list potential risk factors for patients isolated in acute, post-acute, and residential care facilities.
- After this course, participants will be able to describe at least 4 activities and materials to use for mitigation of cognitive decline in patients who are socially isolated.
|5-15 Minutes||Social isolation|
|15-35 Minutes||COVID effects|
|35-55 Minutes||Strategies for mitigation|
|55-60 Minutes||Summary, Q&A|
Amber B. Heape
ClinScD CCC-SLP, FNAP, CMD, CMDCP
Amber Heape is a full-time clinical educator for a large healthcare corporation, where she has led multiple interdisciplinary teams and authored corporate clinical programs and trainings with occupational and physical therapy, respiratory therapy, nursing, dietary, and compliance colleagues. She holds a Doctor of Clinical Science degree in Speech-Language Pathology and a post-doctoral certificate in healthcare education. Amber’s professional volunteerism experience includes multiple roles at state and national association levels, in both elected and appointed positions. She has participated on advisory or faculty senate boards for three universities and has received multiple professional awards for her volunteerism efforts. Amber is a graduate of the ASHA Leadership Development Program and is the current State Advocate for Medicare Policy (StAMP) for South Carolina. She is also a Distinguished Fellow of the National Academies of Practice. Amber is a Certified Dementia Practitioner and Certified Montessori Dementia Care Professional, applying her passion for serving patients with dementia and their families.
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