Webinar: Behavioral Health: Unintended Consequences of Social Isolation

15jul1:00 pm2:00 pmWebinar: Behavioral Health: Unintended Consequences of Social Isolation

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Behavioral health issues are on the rise due to social isolation from COVID-19. Join RehabCare for a webinar presentation that focuses on these behavioral health issues and learn about strategies for early intervention and improving residents’ quality of life. It is important for caregivers to stay focused on patients to quickly identify changes in mood due to social isolation. Rehabilitation has a role in evaluating the physical issues as well as behavioral health issues due to the imposed social isolation. An individualized, person-centered plan can be developed by rehabilitation and education provided to the staff for keeping residents engaged in meaningful activities to keep them functioning at their highest level and improving quality of life.

Learning Objectives:

By the completion of the presentation, attendees will:

  • Identify strategies for early intervention for behavioral health issues that will improve residents’ quality of life.
  • Evaluate the physical issues as well as behavioral health issues related to social isolation.
  • Develop an individualized, person-centered care plan that will keep residents engaged in meaningful activities and functioning at their highest level in order to improve quality of life.

Kathy Adkins, OTR/L, CPC-A, RACT-CT, CPD, Director of Quality, RehabCare

Kathy Adkins earned her BS in occupational therapy from Baker College in 1996.  She has practiced OT across the continuum of care including: home health, pediatrics, inpatient rehab, outpatient rehab, pulmonary rehab, mental health and long term care. Kathy has been employed by RehabCare/Kindred Healthcare since 2007 and has been a multi-site rehab manager, operations consultant, systems quality clinical documentation consultant and has been working since June 2016 as a rehab clinical consultant/director of quality. In her current position she does weekly training with new rehab program directors, new employees, runs a rehab clinical help desk and developed RehabCare new Right Path Program on Behavioral Health called Hope Conquers with another director of quality. She has presented at national and state conferences on a variety of topics including PDPM, documentation, standardized assessments, reimbursement/regulatory issues, mentorship programs, and positioning.

Leta Kant, PT, RAC-CT, ATP, Director of Quality, RehabCare

Leta Kant is a director of quality with RehabCare, the Rehabilitation Division of Kindred Healthcare. Leta is a graduate of University of Tennessee and has 35 years of clinical and operational experience, working with all ages in a variety of settings.  She operated and owned her own rehab company for 12 years contracting therapy services into an array of health care settings. She was an assistive technology director for seven years, where she gained extensive experience in wheelchair seating and positioning needs for complex individuals who utilized both manual and power mobility. During the past 11 years, she has worked exclusively with geriatrics in skilled nursing facilities. Leta has provided extensive education with regards to seating and positioning, fall and neurodevelopment techniques and various other clinical topics, across the country for RehabCare.


Registration for this webinar is per connection needed at a facility. This allows multiple staff members to participate in the education using one connection. Prior registration is required to ensure connection information and applicable materials are distributed prior to the webinar. The registration fee for this webinar is $50. CEUs are available for LNHA and SW.


(Wednesday) 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm CST(GMT+00:00)