Activity Planning

IHCA/INCAL will be updating this page regularly as guidance and information from state and federal authorities changes. If you have questions related to virtual learning, activity planning or other educational resources, please contact Katie Niehoff at kniehoff@ihca.org.

Last updated on March 29, 2020 at 5 p.m.

IDEAS FOR CONTINUED SOCIAL CONNECTIVITY FOR NURSING FACILITIES AND FAMILIES BY THE DIVISION OF AGING

The Division of Aging recognizes the need to balance health protection and social connectivity for those within nursing facilities, especially given the recent visitation restrictions due to the COVID-19 pandemic. To help encourage nursing facilities and families to stay connected, here are some general ideas for continued social connectivity. Click here.

 

PYSCHOLOGICAL FIRST AID TRAINING

 The Indiana Family and Social Services Administration, in partnership with the American Red Cross Indiana, has made available a series of trainings in Psychological First Aid for Hoosier health care and social services professionals. Psychological First Aid is an approach to helping people who have been exposed to a disaster or traumatic event, in this case the COVID-19 pandemic. Many of you have registered for this training, and many more have been placed on a wait list due to the incredible demand for this resource.

While new instructors are in the process of being certified in order to increase capacity to offer additional trainings, interested individuals can opt to take a web-based, on-demand version of this training through the American Red Cross by going here. Once you register you can search for “Psychological First Aid” and click on the blue square for the online learning. If you experience difficulty accessing the course, please email disastertraining@redcross.org for assistance.

 

 

COVID-19 PANDEMIC RESPONSE WEBINAR SERIES

The Novel Coronavirus 2019 (COVID-19) has challenged all long-term care facilities to make modifications to their day-to-day care and services to achieve compliance with all of the Infection Control restrictions being mandated by Federal, State, and local governments.  This pandemic will have a significant impact on the psychosocial well-being of residents and staff due to the limitations on movement within the facility environment, a moratorium on visitation, and a shrinking caregiving staff as the virus continues to spread exponentially. Learn more about the newly launched three-part webinar series

 

ACTIVITY RESOURCES & PROGRAMMING IDEAS DURING COVID-19

Activity Programming Ideas

 

Enrichment On Demand

Due to the CDC restriction on all group activities, Enrichment On Demand is offering as a community service 8 hours of continuous digital engagement available daily on YouTube. 

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INFORMATIVE READ

What Does This Make Possible? Surviving and Thriving in Tough Times by Dennis McIntee, CEO, Leadership Development Group. 

CLUSTER PROGRAMMING PLANNING TOOL

Access a free cluster programming planning tool designed to give you a foundation as a start point for planning for long term safety and well being of residents in assisted living, memory care, long term and dementia care neighborhoods in skilled nursing during this time.  

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