Resident Engagement and Dementia in the Context of COVID-19

On-Demand Webinars: Resident Engagement and Dementia in the Context of COVID-19

Resident Engagement and Dementia in the Context of COVID-19

DementiaQuality of LifeCOVID-19

Recorded on: 04/01/2020

Live Webinar: Wednesday, April 1st, from 1pm – 2pm ET

Due to COVID-19, senior living professionals are asked to limit or cancel:

• Outside visitors including entertainers, clergy, family members…
• Group programming
• Interaction among residents

To support and educate activity and life enrichment professionals, NCCAP President Dawn Worsley and Vicki de Klerk-Rubin, Executive Director of the Validation Training Institute will co-lead this special edition Linked Senior webinar to help participants continue meaningfully engaging residents by understanding:

• CDC / health department guidelines
• Resident engagement for people living with dementia
• How to take care of yourself as a caregiving professional

Social isolation and loneliness in communities is a concern and this webinar will help you address this concern in the coming weeks.


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Dawn Worsley, ADC/EDU/MC, MDEC

Dawn Worsley

Dawn Worsley is the owner of Dawn on the Horizon, LLC in Baltimore, MD and she serves on a variety of boards including her current position as the President of the National Certification Council for Activity Professionals (NCCAP). Dawn is Activity Director Certified (ADC) with a specialization in Memory Care and Education, a Certified Eden Alternative Associate as well as Montessori Dementia Engagement Certified. She is also an authorized certification instructor with NCCAP.

In addition to serving as an Activity Director, Corporate Program Development Consultant, Admissions and Marketing Director of Alzheimer’s and Gero-Psych units, she is also a Regional Clinical Specialist. She has a vast knowledge base in many facets of long-term care and community services and is considered a pioneer in her field regarding resident rights and culture change. She is also a national speaker on a variety of topics for health care workers and has published both in print and video, having worked in collaboration with The University of Maryland Video Press.

Vicki de Klerk-Rubin
Executive Director
Validation Training Institute

Vicki de Klerk-Rubin is the Executive Director of the Validation Training Institute. Ms. de Klerk-Rubin oversees organizational operations and is a certified Validation Master teacher. She has a BFA from Boston University, an MBA from Fordham University, is a Dutch registered nurse and has been practicing Validation since 1991. She has taught over 100 Validation certification courses throughout Europe, the US, China and Japan; her publications include: Validation for First Responders, Validation Techniques for Dementia Care: A Family Guide. Ms. de Klerk-Rubin is the daughter of Naomi Feil.

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