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Psychological Impact of COVID-19

The purpose of this educational activity is to provide learners with an understanding of the psychological impact of COVID-19 on both caregivers and the older adults they are caring for.


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Learning Objectives

At the completion of this educational activity, the learner will be able to:

  1. Identify three (3)challenges facing caregivers of older adults during the COVID-19 public health emergency.
  2. List three (3) practical tips for addressing the specific needs needs of residents experiencing social isolation and stress-related conditions.
  3. Select three (3) strategies for addressing caregivers emotional health

Learning Outcome

At the completion of this educational activity, the learner will be able to demonstrate knowledge of the psychological impact of COVID-19 on individuals living and working in the long-term care setting by passing a quiz with 85% or greater accuracy.


Linda Shubert, MSN, RN

Linda has 30 years of nursing experience working with the older adult across rehabilitation, home health, geriatric case management, acute care, and
long-term care settings.  Linda has held a variety of clinical, teaching, and administrative positions including Director of Nursing, Clinical Professor of Nursing, Staff Development Coordinator, and Simulation and Skills Lab Director.  As a staff development director in long-term care for 19 years, she has presented new employee orientation and annual federal training for all departments.  Linda
is an advocate for competency-based training for all employees to meet annual regulatory requirements while promoting quality outcomes for the older adult in the long-term care setting.

Psychological Impact of COVID-19 - Healthcare Academy
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Psychological Impact of COVID-19


Uncertain times like the COVID-19 virus pandemic are unsettling and confusing for older adults living in long term care facilities. Strategies put in place to protect residents can contribute to psychological distress. This educational activity explores supportive activities that can be used by staff to support both resident and staff emotional and psychological health, during and post-pandemic.

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