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Supporting People Living with Dementia and Caregivers During COVID-19

Wednesday, June 9, 2021
10:00 am11:00 am

Home and community-based services (HBCS) are a lifeline for people living with dementia (PWD) and their caregivers. When the COVID-19 pandemic came to the United States, the ability for communities to deliver HBCS were drastically impacted, leaving families without resources to support their loved ones. This webinar will identify the ways in which the community-based systems that support PWD and their caregivers were impacted by the pandemic, how they responded to community needs, suspending some services but sustaining and expanding others and what things look like as they prepare to resume programming.

Objectives of this session include:

• Emergency Response – The impact of COVID on HCBS delivery.
• Adapting to Deliver – Exploring the ways in which HCBS providers pivoted to support their communities.
• The Road Forward – Insight into to resuming services, lessons learned, and promising practices.

About the Presenter: Erin Long, MSW, Alzheimer’s Disease Programs Initiative, Administration on Aging, Administration for Community Living, US Department of Health and Human Services. Erin is the Team Lead for the AoA’s state, community and Tribal grant programs dedicated to supporting persons living with Alzheimer’s disease and related dementias (ADRD) and their caregivers. ACL’s ADRD programs are dedicated to building and expanding dementia-capability across the United States, through culturally competent education and training on a broad range of dementia related issues, as well as the provision of direct services through evidence-based interventions. In addition to being responsible for the planning and development of the programs, she provides programmatic guidance and oversight for all program activities, serves as a Federal member of the Nationals Alzheimer’s Project Act Advisory Council on Alzheimer’s Research, Care and Services.

NADSA Members: $49
Non-members: $149