Johns Hopkins University
Strategies for Assisted Living Communities during COVID-19
Johns Hopkins University

Strategies for Assisted Living Communities during COVID-19

Taught in English

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Gain insight into a topic and learn the fundamentals

Morgan Katz
Juliana Bilowich
Alice Bonner

Instructors: Morgan Katz


(264 reviews)

Beginner level

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10 hours to complete
3 weeks at 3 hours a week
Flexible schedule
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What you'll learn

  • Develop comprehensive emergency preparedness plans related to COVID-19 practices and procedures

  • Employ effective COVID-related infection prevention strategies and communication methods within your community

  • Understand effective testing strategies and the utility of contact tracing and cohorting within Assisted Living Community settings

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

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There are 6 modules in this course

This module provides a foundational understanding of Coronavirus-19 disease (COVID-19), why Assisted Living communities are at high risk of infection, and how to structure your emergency preparedness plan for the pandemic.

What's included

5 videos4 readings1 quiz

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, the proper use of PPE, cleaning and disinfection, staffing considerations, and communication strategies for different stakeholders.

What's included

9 videos2 readings4 quizzes

This module addresses the fundamentals on how to create and implement testing policies in your community. It explains the various types of tests available, including the pros and cons of each, and how this may impact practices and outcomes in your community. It also provides a background on how to contact trace in Assisted Living Communities and cohort infected or exposed residents and staff accordingly.

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7 videos2 readings2 quizzes

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

What's included

4 videos1 reading1 quiz

This module discusses how to create partnerships with local and state health agencies to support your community’s response to COVID-19. It also provides resources about the COVID-19 vaccinations, distribution, and messaging.

What's included

1 video4 readings2 quizzes

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.

What's included

1 reading1 quiz1 plugin


Instructor ratings
4.9 (104 ratings)
Morgan Katz
Johns Hopkins University
2 Courses11,767 learners
Juliana Bilowich
Johns Hopkins University
2 Courses11,767 learners
Alice Bonner
Johns Hopkins University
2 Courses11,767 learners

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