The COVID-19 Pandemic has impacted people all around the world. Everyone is in a sustained state of grief as we face an uncertain future. The social distancing restrictions have caused a variety of emotions in those living and working in long-term care. Some are angry, some are sad, some are denying, others are fearful, and still others just don’t understand. While everyone is feeling the stress of separation and working to adjust to a new way of living and working, the pandemic has caused many to also lose their identity. For residents, this is particularly challenging, as so many already grieve the loss of their social and occupational identities. Understanding how grief is influencing the mood and behavior of your community and how to develop effective, person-centered interventions are the focus of this discussion.
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