Hebrew SeniorLife at Aging Life Care Association Conference

Shared Experience and Knowledge on Keeping Seniors Safe

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BOSTON – Hebrew SeniorLife was a lead sponsor of the Aging Life Care Association’s 2020 New England Chapter conference. The advanced clinical virtual conference, “COVID-19 Today, Tomorrow & Beyond, Strategies for Your Aging Life Care Practice,” took place this week. The chapter’s first-ever virtual conference was an in-depth discussion of critical information and shared expertise around best practices during COVID-19. 

Laurie Herndon, M.S.N., G.N.P., B.C., Project Director at Hebrew SeniorLife’s Hinda and Arthur Marcus Institute for Aging Research, participated in a panel discussion, “COVID-19 Across the Spectrum of Care.” The panel addressed the impact of COVID-19 in three environments: a long-term care facility, congregate senior housing, and home care. Panelists discussed how the virus manifested within their program, how it was contained, and what the future looks like regarding virus management in their specific setting.

Jennifer Rhodes-Kropf, M.D., Geriatrician at Hebrew SeniorLife Medical Group, was part of an interdisciplinary panel that examined a case study drawing upon real-life challenges faced by older adults and Aging Life Care professionals in the age of COVID-19. Panelists offered insight into the many challenges this pandemic presents and offered practical solutions.

“We looked forward to sharing our knowledge as well as hearing ideas about how others in the field of caring for older adults are navigating the ups and downs of keeping seniors safe during the pandemic,” said Mary Moscato, President, Hebrew SeniorLife Health Care Services and Hebrew Rehabilitation Center.

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Hebrew SeniorLife, an affiliate of Harvard Medical School, is a national senior services leader uniquely dedicated to rethinking, researching, and redefining the possibilities of aging. Based in Boston, the nonprofit organization has provided communities and health care for seniors, research into aging, and education for geriatric care providers since 1903. For more information about Hebrew SeniorLife, visit https://hebrewseniorlife.org and our blog, or follow us on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, and LinkedIn.