Posted by Positive Aging SourceBook on 08/18/2020

COVID-19 Testing Overview at Knollwood at Life Plan/CCRC/ Senior Living Community


Knollwood Life Plan Community’s leadership discusses how it proactively found a way to conduct universal testing to fight COVID-19. The team at the Washington, D.C. community began implementing COVID testing for all of its nearly 600 residents and staff five weeks before it was authorized by public health authorities. Their approach and lessons learned to better prepare for COVID 2.0  discussed.

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12:01:55     From  steve gurney : hi everyone 

12:02:38     From  MaryAnn Brechbill   to   All panelists : Mary Ann Brechbill @ VITAS

12:02:42     From  Deborah Wiegand : Hi Steve!  Debbie Wiegand here from The Green House Project.

12:02:45     From  Darren Early   to   All panelists : Hi. Darren Early here from Assisted Living Locators Randallstown. 443-244-4225; darrene@assistedlivinglovators.com

12:02:53     From  Kitty Janney : Kitty Janney, Director of Community Outreach at The Kensington Falls Church kjanney@kensingtonsl.com

12:03:07     From  Adrienne Robinson : Hi All. I am Adrienne from Southern Maryland.  Adult Services Caseworker; Calvert County Department of Social Services 

12:03:17     From  Theresa Thomas   to   All panelists : Hi,

12:03:38     From  Tatiana Chin Sue   to   All panelists : Hi everyone! My name is Tatiana Chin Sue LCSW, DHHS Ombudsman, Montgomery County

12:03:45     From  Carolyn Cukierman : Carolyn Cukierman, Strategy, Process, Group dynamics, Performance, consulting to Armed Forces Retirement Home. clcukierman@gmail.com

12:04:00     From  Ardell Fleeson   to   All panelists : Ardell Fleeson, former colleague and huge fan of the presenters!  703 863 1359

12:04:42     From  Nancy Fiedelman : Nancy Fiedelman, EldercareConsultant,,Aynsley Group Ltd,;nancy@aynsleygroup.com

12:04:43     From  Lelia Reed : Good Afternoon to All:  Lee of Deserving Care

12:04:48     From  Janna Bond : Hi, I'm Janna with Service Coordination Inc.’s new Older Adults program. We will offer concierge level home care, geriatric care management, and high-tech assistive technology, with an emphasis on supporting people living with dementia and their care partners. janna.bond@sc-inc.org.

12:05:03     From  Kelly Naylor   to   All panelists : Hi! Kelly Naylor Riddle Village Media PA Marketing Assistant/Move Coordnator

12:05:07     From  Tatiana Chin Sue : Hi everyone! My name is Tatiana Chin Sue LCSW, DHHS Ombudsman, Montgomery County

12:05:08     From  Silvia Balderas   to   All panelists : Silvia Balderas, Personal Organizer, Your Life Simplified, LLC, (301) 442-5543, www.ylsimplified.com, TellMeMore@ylsimplified.com

12:05:08     From  tracey nalesnik : Good afternoon, 

12:05:19     From  Abby Sternberg   to   All panelists : Abby Sternberg, Media Masters,.

12:05:22     From  Sheila Griffith : Sheila Griffith from the Alzheimer's Association: sagriffith@alz.org

12:05:28     From  Deena Imbriglia : Hello to you all from Deena Imbriglia (deena.imbriglia@homeinstead.com) and Tiffany Richards (tiffany.richards@homeinstead.com) of Home Instead/Annandale. Happy Friday!

12:05:30     From  tracey nalesnik : Tracey Nalesnik from Visiting Angels of Largo, 

12:05:54     From  Amy Solomon   to   All panelists : Amy Solomon with Hartman Executive Advisors - we're a strategic technology advisory firm for healthcare organizations.  asolomon@hartmanadvisors.com

12:05:55     From  Bryan Miller   to   All panelists : Bryan Miller Tech Forward Group, senior living communication and engagement www.TechForwardGroup.com, bmiller@techforwardgroup.com

12:06:31     From  tracey nalesnik : Visiting Angels 301 583 8820, www.visitingangels.com/Largo

12:06:48     From  Kelly Naylor : Hi! Kelly Naylor Riddle Village Media PA Marketing Assistant/Move Coordinator


12:07:08     From  Peter Moutsos   to   All panelists : Brian Patterson, Culinary Innovation & Development Chef, Goodwin House at Bailey's Crossroads

12:07:10     From  Ken Silverstein : Hello All, Ken Silverstein, AlfredHouse Assisted Living—We are accepting new residents

12:07:18     From  Theresa Thomas   to   All panelists : Theresa Thomas - Goodwin House Inc., Director of Environmental Services

12:07:43     From  Catherine McCallum   to   All panelists : Catherine McCallum, Coral Life Strategies, LLC.

12:07:49     From  Bree Baldwin : Bree Baldwin, Gerontologist care manager with Debra Levy Eldercare Associates. Happy Friday!

12:08:46     From  Susan Blum : Hello all, Susan Blum, LCSW-C, with Debra Levy Eldercare Associates, Aging Life Care management

12:08:51     From  Matrona Busch : Hi from Matrona Busch, Oasis Senior Advisors, 703-638-8629, mbusch@YourOasisAdvisor.com

12:10:01     From  Abby Sternberg   to   All panelists : Abby Sternberg, Media Masters, Inc., 703-855-5104, located in Rockville. but will go to your location,We produce a full range of videos.

12:10:46     From  Queenie Kemmerer : Good Afternoon everyone, Queenie Kemmerer Home Marketing Services for Seniors          www-hmss-usa.com  Queenie@hmss-usa.com

12:11:53     From  Jenny Pearson : Hi everyone- Jenny Pearson from Maryland Relay here. Jennifer.pearson@maryland.gov 443-280-4535

12:13:47     From  steve gurney   to   Catherine McCallum and all panelists : CATHERINE - REPOST YOUR COMMENT IN CHAT USING THE DROP DOWN MENU ALL PANELISTS AND ATTENDESS

12:14:02     From  steve gurney   to   Abby Sternberg and all panelists : ABBY - REPOST YOUR COMMENT IN CHAT USING THE DROP DOWN MENU ALL PANELISTS AND ATTENDESS

12:14:16     From  steve gurney   to   Theresa Thomas and all panelists : THERESA - REPOST YOUR COMMENT IN CHAT USING THE DROP DOWN MENU ALL PANELISTS AND ATTENDESS

12:14:33     From  steve gurney   to   Peter Moutsos and all panelists : BRIAN - REPOST YOUR COMMENT IN CHAT USING THE DROP DOWN MENU ALL PANELISTS AND ATTENDESS

12:14:49     From  steve gurney   to   Bryan Miller and all panelists : BRYAN - REPOST YOUR COMMENT IN CHAT USING THE DROP DOWN MENU ALL PANELISTS AND ATTENDESS

12:15:05     From  steve gurney   to   Amy Solomon and all panelists : AMY - REPOST YOUR COMMENT IN CHAT USING THE DROP DOWN MENU ALL PANELISTS AND ATTENDESS

12:15:27     From  steve gurney   to   Silvia Balderas and all panelists : SILVIA - REPOST YOUR COMMENT IN CHAT USING THE DROP DOWN MENU ALL PANELISTS AND ATTENDESS

12:15:45     From  steve gurney   to   Kelly Naylor and all panelists : KELLY - REPOST YOUR COMMENT IN CHAT USING THE DROP DOWN MENU ALL PANELISTS AND ATTENDESS

12:16:03     From  Tiffany OScar   to   All panelists : Hi Everyone                                                                            Tiffany Oscar, LICSW                                                              Program Manager, The Washington Home                       toscar@thewashingtonhome.org

12:16:04     From  steve gurney   to   Ardell Fleeson and all panelists : ARDELL - REPOST YOUR COMMENT IN CHAT USING THE DROP DOWN MENU ALL PANELISTS AND ATTENDESS

12:16:16     From  steve gurney   to   Tiffany OScar and all panelists : TIFFANY - REPOST YOUR COMMENT IN CHAT USING THE DROP DOWN MENU ALL PANELISTS AND ATTENDESS

12:16:34     From  steve gurney   to   MaryAnn Brechbill and all panelists : MARY ANN - REPOST YOUR COMMENT IN CHAT USING THE DROP DOWN MENU ALL PANELISTS AND ATTENDESS

12:16:37     From  Tiffany OScar : Hi Everyone                                                                            Tiffany Oscar, LICSW                                                              Program Manager, The Washington Home                       toscar@thewashingtonhome.org


12:16:40     From  Theresa Thomas : Hi Everyone,

12:16:51     From  steve gurney   to   Darren Early and all panelists : DARREN - REPOST YOUR COMMENT IN CHAT USING THE DROP DOWN MENU ALL PANELISTS AND ATTENDESS

12:17:05     From  Theresa Thomas : Theresa Thomas - Goodwin House Inc., Director of Environmental Services

12:17:12     From  steve gurney   to   Tatiana Chin Sue and all panelists : TATIANA - REPOST YOUR COMMENT IN CHAT USING THE DROP DOWN MENU ALL PANELISTS AND ATTENDESS

12:17:26     From  steve gurney   to   Theresa Thomas and all panelists : THERESA - REPOST YOUR COMMENT IN CHAT USING THE DROP DOWN MENU ALL PANELISTS AND ATTENDESS

12:17:36     From  Charlea   to   All panelists : Hi Everyone,

12:18:11     From  steve gurney : REMEMBER FOLKS POST YOUR INTRODUCTIONS IN CHAT USING THE DROP DOWN MENU ALL PANELISTS AND ATTENDESS


12:18:16     From  Amy Solomon   to   All panelists : Amy Solomon - Hartman Executive Advisors - we're a strategic technology advisory firm for healthcare organizations.  asolomon@hartmanadvisors.com

12:18:27     From  steve gurney : POST YOUR QUESTIONS IN Q & A 

12:18:30     From  Peter Moutsos   to   All panelists : Hello, Robin Norman Assistant Director of Dining Services at Goodwin House Bailey's Crossroads Va

12:18:31     From  Sarah : Hi everyone, Sarah’s Peace and Love Home Healthcare www.peaceandlovehhc.com

12:18:44     From  steve gurney   to   Peter Moutsos and all panelists : PETER - REPOST YOUR COMMENT IN CHAT USING THE DROP DOWN MENU ALL PANELISTS AND ATTENDESS

12:18:44     From  Charlea : Hi Everyone, Charlea Robinson - Spring Hills Home Care  CRobinson@spring-hills.net

12:18:56     From  Abby Sternberg : Abby Sternberg, Media Masters, Inc, Rockville, MD but will go anywhere to your location to record for your needs. 703-855-5104?

12:18:59     From  steve gurney   to   Amy Solomon and all panelists : AMY  - REPOST YOUR COMMENT IN CHAT USING THE DROP DOWN MENU ALL PANELISTS AND ATTENDESS

12:19:20     From  Catherine Zimmerman   to   All panelists : Hello!  Catherine Zimmerman, RN from Home Health Options Group.

12:19:57     From  Mark Sargent   to   All panelists : Hi Everyone, Mark Sargent -Forest Hills of DC msargent@foresthillsdc.life 202-696-1923

12:20:25     From  steve gurney   to   Mark Sargent and all panelists : MARK - WHOA NEW JOB! - REPOST YOUR COMMENT IN CHAT USING THE DROP DOWN MENU ALL PANELISTS AND ATTENDESS

12:20:32     From  steve gurney   to   Catherine Zimmerman and all panelists : CATHERINE - REPOST YOUR COMMENT IN CHAT USING THE DROP DOWN MENU ALL PANELISTS AND ATTENDESS

12:21:11     From  Mark Sargent   to   All panelists : Hi Everyone, Mark Sargent -Forest Hills of DC msargent@foresthillsdc.life 202-696-1923

12:21:40     From  Catherine Zimmerman : Hello, Catherine Zimmerman, RN from Home Health Options Group.

12:22:22     From  Mark Sargent : Hi Everyone, Mark Sargent -Forest Hills of DC msargent@foresthillsdc.life 202-696-1923


12:22:29     From  Dorcas Baker : Hello Everyone, Dorcas Baker, RN, JHU School of Nursing 

12:22:38     From  Amy Solomon : Amy Solomon - Hartman Executive Advisors - we're a strategic technology advisory firm for healthcare organizations.  asolomon@hartmanadvisors.com

12:22:38     From  Sherri Parker : Good afternoon all from Sherri Parker, LCSW with Capital Caring Health's new service line - Primary Care at Home! We serve home-limited patients 65+ so they can age in place. We provide house calls from an interdisciplinary team including physicians, NP's and social workers. Feel free to call me 571-329-2305 or go to our website for more information! capitalcaring.org/pch sparker@capitalcaring.org

12:23:00     From  Florence Parry   to   All panelists : hello everyone, Flo Parry RN from Parry Home Assisted Living .

12:23:24     From  Beverly Bugos : Hi all, Beverly Bugos, PhD here.  

12:23:28     From  steve gurney   to   Florence Parry and all panelists : FLORENCE - REPOST YOUR COMMENT IN CHAT USING THE DROP DOWN MENU ALL PANELISTS AND ATTENDESS

12:25:01     From  Darren Early : Hi. Darren Early here from Assisted Living Locators Randallstown, MD. 443-244-4225; darrene@assistedlivinglovators.com; we help families find senior living options that best match their needs

12:25:52     From  Cady Ugolini : Cady Ugolini, Corewood Home Care and Care Management, 202-344-7519; cady@corewoodcare.com. We are currently hiring and looking for a Director of Nursing, RN. Please email or call me if you or anyone you know are looking for a truly fantastic company to work for!

12:26:54     From  Joan Green : Greetings all! Joan Green- SLP and Tech Coach. www.innovativespeech.com. I’m here to help seniors and senior care providers who want to learn how to become a bit more tech-savvy to improve quality of life. There are so many ways that everyone can leverage the benefits of technology to improve  communication and cognition.

12:30:21     From  Catherine McCallum : Catherine McCallum, Coral Life Strategies, LLC.

12:32:42     From  Angela White : Great information Paul

12:39:43     From  Sarah : This is very informative!

12:40:59     From  Mark Sargent : Hi Everyone, Mark Sargent -Forest Hills of DC msargent@foresthillsdc.life 202-696-1923. WE ARE NOW ACCEPTING RESIDENTS/ADMISSIONS

12:41:20     From  Dorcas Baker : Free contact tracing course I highly recommend. https://coronavirus.jhu.edu/contact-tracing 

12:41:49     From  Joan Green : I’m so impressed with how Paul has led his team. Thanks to Steve for facilitating this meeting to share the information.

12:41:54     From  Tina Sandri : Good afternoon, Tina Sandri here. Formerly Administrator of Knollwood (and the testing team), and now CEO at Forest Hills of DC with skilled and assisted living. Currently accepting admissions in SNF and AL. Zero Covid in the building in case prospects want to know. Congrats on the 9 clean weeks to Knollwood!

12:44:03     From  Mary Ellen Willson   to   All panelists : How long do the results take and how do you guarantee no infection occurs in the meantime?

12:46:57     From  James Thompson   to   All panelists : Thanks for sharing your experience.  Would you be willing to divulge your vendor for disposable gowns and what sort of volume you are purchasing?

12:48:54     From  Amy Solomon : Hartman has been performing research about emerging technologies (wearables, identifying symptoms, integrations w/ systems, etc...) to assist senior living providers with addressing safety and communications for staff and residents.

12:56:15     From  Bryan Miller : Bryan Miller, Tech Forward Group, www.TechForwardGroup.com Senior Living Communications and Engagement, bmiller@techforwardgroup.com

12:56:37     From  Carolyn Cukierman : Thanks, everyone, for the answer about contact tracing.

13:00:14     From  Catherine McCallum : Great answer, Arlette.

13:07:00     From  Catherine McCallum   to   All panelists : So appreciate your effort to compensate properly the pay. Colonel, thank you and Knollwood.

13:09:10     From  Catherine McCallum   to   All panelists : “In a crisis you cannot communicate enough…!” Yes@

13:09:13     From  Catherine McCallum   to   All panelists : !

13:14:01     From  Catherine McCallum   to   All panelists : Thank you!!!!!

13:14:09     From  Silvia Balderas   to   All panelists : Excellent presentation! Thank you for sharing your experience with us!

13:14:28     From  Angela White : This needs to be shared worldwide.

13:14:41     From  Ralph Sklarew   to   All panelists : Thanks

13:14:52     From  Dorcas Baker : Thank you!

13:14:56     From  Sarah : Thank you!

13:15:01     From  Susan Blum : This is so impressive! Bravo!

13:15:03     From  Amy Solomon : Thank you! This was a great webinar!

13:15:09     From  Peter Moutsos   to   All panelists : Thanks everyone

13:15:17     From  Joan Green : Thanks for all you do!

13:15:18     From  Angela White : very good information. Thanks Steve and Knollwood



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