Deconditioning and Reconditioning: Rebounding Post-Pandemic

Deconditioning and Reconditioning: Rebounding Post-Pandemic

LIVE COURSE June 14, 2022, | 2p.m.-3:15 p.m. | Cost $79


Overview NJHA and LeadingAge NJ & DE are pleased to co-host this seminar.

All environments serving residential elders have been stressed to secure resident safety while continuing to provide care. Moving into successive phases of the pandemic and recovery, it is critical that leaders have an eye on the future in “rebounding” residents, staff and themselves. An essential step is to critically examine populations for effects of physical, cognitive and social/emotional deconditioning and begin building a plan of action for reconditioning. Additionally, leaders need to recognize signs of trauma in staff and residential elders and devise plans to address this. Anticipating there may not be a firm post-pandemic finish line where we return to pre-pandemic operations, this session discusses hybrid models of reconditioning presented in emerging literature to achieve goals of wellness.

The session reviews and reports results of focus groups conducted with post-acute providers to hear experiences related to deconditioning; key contributing factors; strategies employed during the pandemic to engage the interdisciplinary team in addressing decline; strategies in categories of technology, loneliness/activity, outcome measures and others beneficial for continuing in a post-pandemic world; and best practice guidelines related to health, wellness and recovery from trauma. The roadmap provided addresses isolation and quarantine and will remain pertinent for other situations that arise long after COVID is in the rearview mirror.

Learning Outcomes

At the conclusion of this presentation, the participant will be able to:

  • Describe the physical and cognitive impact the COVID pandemic and related isolation has had on older adults.
  • Explore strategies to address and mitigate functional, cognitive decline and trauma related to disaster/pandemic, quarantine and isolation.
  • Learn practical strategies employed to address and prevent decline and trauma from occurring in residents and staff as they navigate the pandemic.


Kathleen Weissberg, OTD, National Director of Education, Select Rehabilitation.

Target Audience

Care providers and administrators in Acute and Sub Acute Care, Skilled Nursing Facilities, Assisted Living Facilities, Hospice and Home Care.

Continuing Education Accreditation Statement

New Jersey State Nurses Association Accreditation Statement HRETNJ is an approved provider of continuing nursing education by the New Jersey State Nurses Association, an accredited approver by the American Nursing Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation. This activity is approved for 1.25 contact hours. Provisional number – P131-3/2022.

Nursing Home Administrators Licensing Board Statement: This continuing education program is sponsored/conducted by the Health Research and Educational Trust of New Jersey and is in compliance with N.J.A.C. 8:34-7.3 to provide licensed nursing home administrator (LNHA) and certified assisted living administrator (CALA) credits accepted by the Nursing Home Administrators Licensing Board. This education activity may only be used for continuing education credit and not to meet academic college credits.

This education activity has been approved for 1.25 LNHA/CALA credits.

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