SDAHO FREE COVID-19 Education Series

With the increasing amount of information and ever-changing regulations, SDAHO is developing a webinar series to connect members with local resources and experts to answer questions and provide information on some of the recent updates surrounding the COVID-19 pandemic. Topics we have in progress for webinars are: Employment Matters (Families First Act, Payroll Tax, FMLA), Leading through a Pandemic, Available Resources for Well-Being, and Serv SD: Volunteer Support During the Pandemic. If you have other topic ideas, please notify Michella Sybesma, Michella.sybesma@sdaho.org.

Barbara Speedling presents: Modifying Therapeutic Activity and Psychosocial
Services to Meet the Individual Needs of All Residents
April 8, 10:00 a.m. CDT

The moratorium on visitation and social distancing within the facility environment will require a modification of therapeutic activity programming from groups to an individual focus. Likewise, social workers and psychologists will need to increase psychosocial services to residents struggling with the restrictions of this pandemic. This session explores the most efficient methods of ensuring the behavioral health needs of residents and staff are addressed successfully through improved coordination and teamwork. To register, click here.

First Premier Bank & Eide Bailly: Small Business Loans
April 9, 3:00 p.m. CDT

The U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) is granting qualified entities impacted by COVID-19 to apply for loans under the SBA’s Economic Injury Disaster Loan Program. An application must be completed and the information will be used in determining whether the applicant is eligible for an economic injury loan. Qualified entities can begin applying for SBA loans on Friday, April 3, and the deadline to submit your application is June 30, 2020. First Premier Bank and Eide Bailly will provide an overview, discuss the application process, and review pertinent information for filing a successful application. To register, click here.

gpTRAC & Eide Bailly: Telemedicine & Reimbursement
April 14, 9:00 a.m. CDT

Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) has broadened access to telehealth services so that beneficiaries can receive a wider range of services from their doctors without having to travel to a healthcare facility. The COVID-19 policy changes have created regulatory and reimbursement flexibility, as well as several questions on modifiers, waivers, and what are considered reimbursable visits. Join the Great Plains Telehealth Resource Consortium (gpTRAC) and Eide Bailly as they discuss what these regulatory and reimbursement changes mean to you. To register, click here.

Barbara Speedling presents: Trauma-Informed Care:
Recognizing and Responding to Residents with Special Needs
April 15, 9:00 a.m. CDT

The Trauma-Informed Care regulations challenge long-term care facilities to ensure that they are fully prepared to care for residents with complex psychosocial needs. As the restrictions imposed by the COVID-19 Pandemic continue, residents impacted by dementia, psychiatric illness or addictions may present with increased agitation, aggression, and restlessness that may fuel elopement attempts. This session offers guidance in assessing and modifying the interventions for residents with special needs to ensure accommodation is person-centered. To register, click here.

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