2021 – January WEBINAR Wednesday: Behavioral Health and Rehab: Keeping Both Their Spirits and Bodies at the Highest Level of Function

  • Course Overview


    • Identify causes/risk factors of behavioral health issues due to social isolation from COVID-19
    • Identify the role of rehabilitation to work with individuals with behavioral health issues
    • Educate community staff and caregivers on routines, activities and meaningful activities to improve quality of life and maintain residents highest level of functioning

    Prior to the COVID-19 public health emergency our residents lives were filled with group dining activities, games or crafts with friends in the common room, therapy, group exercise classes and frequent visits from loved ones. Their routines came to a screeching halt with the COVID-19 public health emergency. Our residents became restricted to their rooms or apartments, their meals began to be delivered, therapy and exercise became minimal and social activities were stopped. Visitation from loved ones has been restricted; some are able to visit via window visits or social distancing while others have been communicating via Facetime.

    The necessity to protect our residents from exposure to the virus has led to unintentional consequences as a result of social isolation. This presentation will focus on the behavioral health issues that are increasing due to social isolation from the COVID-19 public health emergency and how rehab and community staff and caregivers can work together to establish an individualized, person-centered plan to keep our resident’s engaged in meaningful activities to keep them functioning at their highest level of functioning and improve their quality of life.

  • Time & Presenter

    10:00 am – 11:30 am MT

    Sabrena McCarley
    RehabCare – Director of Quality

    McCarley is a licensed occupational therapist and is considered an industry expert and leader in her profession. Her career has been exclusively in post- acute care settings. She has held regional multi-site clinical and operational positions and is the Director of Quality at RehabCare where she is responsible for therapist mentoring and training, clinical and regulatory support as well as partnering with customers and interdisciplinary teams for program development and training.

    McCarley has been a guest faculty speaker at various colleges and universities and has presented at state, national and international conferences and has several publications.

    McCarley is a member of the Living in Place Medical Advisory Panel and is actively involved leadership with The National Association of Rehab Providers and Agencies as a Board Member at Large and is a past Chair for Advocacy and Government Affairs for the Occupational Therapy Association of California.

    In 2017, McCarley was appointed to the MACRA Episode-Based Cost Measures Neuropsychiatric Disease Management Subcommittee (Wave 1). In 2018, she was appointed to the MACRA Episode-Based Cost Measures Neuropsychiatric Disease Management Subcommittee (Wave 2) and in 2019; she was appointed to the MACRA Episode-Based Cost Measures Chronic Condition and Disease Management Subcommittee (Wave 3).


  • Handouts

    None at this time.


  • Fees

    • $49/person

    1.5 CEUs possible.

    Registration/payment for a live ZOOM webinar does not guarantee CEUs will be awarded.

    One [1] CEU is awarded for every sixty [60] minutes of actual live ZOOM webinar presentation time.

    CEUs are awarded only to those individuals:

    • Who are “registered” for the LIVE ZOOM webinar (no substitutions are made). Registered attendees receive a log-in link unique to the registrant and with a note that the link is “unique” and not to be shared, and with an additional NOTE:  “IF you share your unique registration link or the phone number, you risk losing CEUs for this program!”
    • In actual attendance of the presentation (ZOOM “Attendance Report” documents actual time logged-in and logged-out. During the housekeeping comments, registered attendees are informed “to receive CEUs you must attend the entire presentation and complete the polling question at the end of the presentation.”
    • At the end of the presentation a polling question is provided for the registered attendee to “certify they have attended the entire presentation.”

    IHCA staff will pull “Attendees”; “Q&A” and “Poll” reports from ZOOM to ascertain registrants on the webinar, length of time they were on and completion of the polling “certifying” they attended the entire program.  Only those registrants will have their name submitted to receive CEUs.


    Registrants are not to share their log-in link or webinar phone number. Doing so could result in the authorized registrant not receiving CEUs for the session.

    • If a registrant is unable to attend, there is a link at the bottom of their registration e-mail, 1 day, and 1-hour reminder e-mails that allows them to cancel their registration for a refund, prior to the start of the webinar.

    Registrants must retain copies of their CEU certificate and any handouts in the event they are audited by the licensing agency.

    Education offered by IHCA may also be sufficient for other license types (i.e. social work, certified dietary manager, etc.) as long as the learning objectives and educational levels of the presenter(s) meet the licensure requirements. It is up to each attendee to determine the appropriateness of a session and whether it will meet the requirements of their license type.

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