Nursing Facility Behavioral Health and Pandemic Impact

1st and 3rd Wednesday, 2:30-3:30


This 12-session ECHO series will build the skills and knowledge of participants by covering topics such as: 

  • Grief and loss
  • Depression 
  • Loneliness
  • Drug-Drug Interactions 
  • Behavior as Communication
  • Caregiver Burnout 
  • Behavioral Interventions

Please note there will be a mandatory in-person kickoff event Wednesday, September 14th, 8:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m. in Salem (virtual option available) where participants will meet the ECHO faculty, observe ECHO sessions in action and hear didactics from the faculty. Details to follow.

We encourage you to attend as an interdisciplinary team to gain the most value from the sessions.
Team members could include the following: Nursing Facility Administrator, Director of Nursing, social services, activity therapist, and a direct service staff member, such as a CNA. Teams will be selected based on their interest in the program, geographic distribution across the state, and ability to commit to attend the sessions.

Up to 15 hours of continuing education credits from the National Association of Long Term Care Administrator Boards (NAB) may be available for Administrators.



Session/Title Date
1 - Behaviors as Communication; Brain Talk: Understanding Neurologic Illness; Flavors of Dementia 9/14/2022
2 - Drug-Drug Interactions 9/21/2022
3 - When to Intervene for Behaviors--Staff Focused 10/5/2022
4 - Strengths-Based Interventions – Resident Focused 10/19/2022
5 - Sleep in Older Adults 11/2/2022
6 - Sexuality and Sexual Activity in LTC 11/16/2022
7 - Grief, Loss, and Loneliness During the Pandemic 12/7/2022
8 - Depression & Suicide Risk Assessment 1/4/2023
9 - Capacity and Consent: Working with Family Challenges 1/18/2023
10 - Preventing Burnout for Staff 2/1/2023
11 - Meaningful Activities and Self Care Independence 2/15/2023
12 - PTSD & Anxiety 3/1/2023
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