Live Webinar: "Cognitive Impairment & Falls: Understanding How Dementia Contributes to Falls"
July 6, 2020 ~ 2PM - 3PM
This webinar is hosted by the Virginia Assisted Living Association (VALA) in partnership with Jenerations Health Education.
**In order to track your CEU's electronically you must be logged in to VALA website.
VALA Member Rate: $25
VALA Nonmember Rate: $50
"Cognitive Impairment & Falls: Understanding How Dementia Contributes to Falls (Enduring)"
New research provides avenues to understand how physical movement is affected by cognitive impairment. Even subtle cognitive changes such as Mild Cognitive Impairment significantly impact balance and movement. Certain dementias are associated with motor impairment, which increases fall risk. There are specific behavioral issues, personality factors and care issues that need to be recognized as fall risks. Comprehensive fall risk assessment and strategies for management are incorporated into this lecture.
Webinar Format: Live Webinar
Participants will be able to interact with the presenter during the presentation. Participants will be expected to attend all of the training to receive continuing education credits. Interactive polls may be conducted during the webinar as a form of attendance verification and will require answers by participants.
Continuing Education Credits - 1 Hour
- NAB: This program has been approved by the National Continuing Education Review Service (NCERS) of the National Association of Boards of Examiners of Long Term Care Administrators (NAB) for 1 credit/contact hour. Program Approval Code: 20210705-1-A67897-DL
- Nursing: This program is relevant to the practice of nursing as authorized by the Virginia Board of Nursing for the Virginia Assisted Living Association for 1 credit/contact hour.
- Social Work: Jenerations Health Education is an approved sponsor of the Maryland Board of Social Work Examiners for continuing education credits for licensed social workers in Maryland. VA Board of Social Work accepts these credits for Virginia social workers. Jenerations Health Education maintains responsibility for this program to offer 1 credit/contact hour.
Joanna Frankel, MSW, LCSW-C, Jenerations Health Education
Joanna Frankel is a graduate of Towson University with her Bachelors in both Psychology and Gerontology. Following, Joanna obtained her MSW from the University of Maryland School of Social Work with a clinical concentration and a focus in Aging. Since, Joanna has been working in the long-term care setting for over 15 years. Her experience includes directing the social work department in a 205-bed facility, with clients who have a variety of mental health issues, long term care needs, at end of life, on dialysis and who are ventilator dependent. Additionally, Joanna is passionate about and has expertise in dementia, advance directives/end of life and mental health issues in the elderly. Furthermore, she has spent the last 10 years consulting in several nursing homes, educating social workers on the proper practices of long-term care while providing clinical supervision. Joanna has always educated interdisciplinary teams, patients and families on various topics on aging. When Joanna isn’t working, you can find her playing ball with her husband and 2 boys or at the nearest sushi restaurant.