Date: 02/01 - 07/01
- 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.
M.B.A.-SL, OTR/L, CLIPP, RAC-CT, QCP, FAOTA
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).
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1.5 CEUs possible.
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One  CEU is awarded for every sixty  minutes of presentation time.
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- Who are “registered” (no substitutions are made);
- View the entire video; and
- Complete the quiz with an 80% or better.
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.