Strategies for Senior Housing Communities during COVID-19 (Coursera)

Strategies for Senior Housing Communities during COVID-19 (Coursera)
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Strategies for Senior Housing Communities during COVID-19 (Coursera)
SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19, poses a high risk for senior housing communities and the people who live and work there. The COVID-19 response has largely focused on nursing homes, leaving independent living communities serving older adults in the United States with fragmented guidance on how to respond to COVID-19 challenges. This course provides comprehensive instruction and resources for property owners and managers, senior housing staff, service coordinators and providers, community housing leaders, and other senior housing stakeholders to build upon their emergency preparedness and response strategies related to COVID-19. The course lectures, interviews, and assignments are largely geared toward federally-subsidized, multifamily senior housing providers, but the material is relevant for all senior housing providers. Free enrollment available until December 31, 2021. Valid for one enrollment per person.

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Learners will hear from experts about best practices to prevent COVID-19 outbreaks and promote well-being. Topics discussed include unique challenges for senior housing communities, development of emergency preparedness plans, outbreak prevention, and coronavirus-adapted housing operations. The course also covers strategies for communicating with stakeholders, promoting pandemic-safe behavior on site, and leveraging health departments and other agency resources. Learners are encouraged to concurrently develop and enhance their own community’s policies, procedures, and practices.

This course was developed in partnership with the Baltimore City Health Department.


WHAT YOU WILL LEARN

- Develop emergency preparedness plans related to COVID-19 policies, practices and procedures

- Employ effective COVID-related infection prevention strategies and communication methods

- Understand regulations around managing occupancy, community access, and behavior

- Identify methods for promoting staff and resident well-being during COVID-19




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Free enrollment available until December 31, 2021. Valid for one enrollment per person.


Syllabus


WEEK 1

COVID-19 Background and Senior Housing Challenges

This module provides a foundational understanding of Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19), challenges specific to Senior Housing communities, and how to structure your pandemic emergency preparedness response strategies.

Infection Prevention

This module covers several infection prevention topics to help you develop and implement practices to reduce COVID-19 transmission. First, it distinguishes how policies, procedures and practices each play a role in preventing and responding to COVID-19. Then it describes factors that contribute to COVID-19 outbreaks and how to prevent them, mask usage, cleaning and disinfection, staffing considerations, and communication strategies for different stakeholders.

Senior Housing Operation

This module covers how senior housing operations are impacted by the pandemic and suggests adaptations to occupancy procedures, community access, and behavior management to lower the risk of COVID-19 transmission on site.

Promoting Mental Health and Well-being

This module discusses reasons for increased stress, anxiety, and feelings of isolation among staff and residents during this time and what types of programs and policies can be implemented to promote well-being.

Collaborating with Public Health Departments and Other Agencies

This module discusses how to create partnerships with local and state health agencies to support your community’s response to COVID-19.

The Final Assessment asks about changes you've made to your community's emergency response strategies while taking this course. Prior to starting the Quiz, read the Overarching Resources section and revisit any uncompleted assignments or items that may have required follow up with others in your community.



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