1. Describe concepts and prevalence of age-related loneliness and social isolation.
2. Discuss lessons still being learned from COVID-19 pandemic.
3. Understand assessment strategies for loneliness and social isolation.
4. Implement intervention strategies to address loneliness and social isolation.
Intended Audience: Corporate and campus risk managers, compliance officers, administrators, medical directors, PCPs, directors of nursing, mid-level providers, social workers, case managers, activity coordinators, and QAPI Committee members
ABOUT THE SPEAKER
Marla Berg-Weger, Ph.D., LCSW, is a Professor in the Saint Louis University School of Social Work and Executive Director, Saint Louis University School of Medicine Gateway Geriatric Education Center. Her social work degrees were completed at Kansas State University, University of Kansas, and Washington University. Her scholarship has focused on aging, family caregiving and social work practice. She has authored four books and over 100 book chapters, journal articles, and scholarly publications. Her primary areas of research have included family caregiving, cognitive stimulation therapy, and driving and mobility with social isolation and loneliness being a recent area of focus.