Grief & mourning: Coping with losses as a LTC professional

Grief & mourning: Coping with losses as a LTC professional
Grieving the many losses that long-term care staff experience is hard. It is hard to talk about, hard to listen to, and hard to live with. The COVID-19 pandemic has increased the number of losses, reduced the time available to grieve and mourn, and added additional losses with the inability of families to support residents. Recognizing and mourning losses is an essential part of being human, keeping us connected to ourselves, our coworkers, and our families. Acknowledging and processing our individual and collective losses is important for our physical, mental, and spiritual health.

Care Providers of Minnesota is pleased to welcome Frank Bennett back for the second in his four-part online workshop series. In August’s online workshop, you will learn some techniques and ideas for you and your colleagues to share and practice to address the effects these losses are having on you, your residents, and your organization.

Learning objectives
  • Describe the effects of grief and loss in long-term care
  • Describe three types of loss experienced by long-term care staff
  • Identify three ways to acknowledge and mourn loss in long-term care, individually, and communally

Frank BennettMr. Frank Bennett
Founder & Program Leader of Living Well/Dying Well

Frank Bennett is the founder and program leader of Living Well/Dying Well and is a senior teaching fellow at the Center for Spirituality & Healing after he spent years of working with individuals and their families who were living with serious and life-threatening illness. As a minister, facilitator, teacher, and chaplain, he provides support, education, and care for the unique emotional, mental, and spiritual challenges and opportunities at the end of life. Frank’s passion is to empower individuals, their providers, and care partners to live well until they die well. He draws on his experience and expertise in teaching, curriculum development, writing, organizational leadership, and development to support his work.

As a non-denominational spiritual care professional, Frank is committed to providing humane care for each person, regardless of their culture or beliefs. Frank earned his Masters of Divinity in 2010 with an emphasis on pastoral care and community-based chaplaincy. Frank’s work as a spiritual care professional has included acute, palliative, and hospice spiritual care in a variety of settings. Frank also has a special focus on spiritual care and support for those living memory loss from Alzheimer’s disease and dementia.

Vaaler insurance

Thank you to Vaaler for sponsoring this program

DATE: Tuesday, August 18, 2020
TIME: 1:00–2:15 PM CST
COST: Care Providers of Minnesota members:
  • $75 per connection (live webinar, 30-day archive access, no CEUs)
    • $15 for each additional connection from same SNF/NF/AL/HWS (unlimited access to recording for 30 days, no CEUs)* 
  • $90 per connection (live webinar, 30-day archive access, CEUs for one person)
    • $30 for each additional connection from same SNF/NF/AL/HWS (unlimited access to recording for 30 days, CEUs for one person)*
    • $15 for each additional connection from same SNF/NF/AL/HWS (unlimited access to recording for 30 days, no CEUs)*

*To be eligible for the additional connection option, all registrations must be from the same skilled nursing facility/ nursing facility/assisted living/home care/housing with services provider.  Before processing your registration, you MUST contact Loni Lagro to receive the special pricing.

Prospective members:
  • $125 per connection (live webinar, 30-day archive access, no CEUs)
  • $175 per connection (live webinar, 30-day archive access, CEUs for one person)
CEUs*: Care Providers of Minnesota will apply for 1.25 clock/contact hours.
CODE: MN21-92038
* Only registrants who select the CEU option and participate using the personalized webinar link will meet professional boards’ accreditation requirements

No-shows/cancellations will receive access to the archived workshop for 30 days. Those who registered for CEUs will be able to earn them in archived version.

Unavailable for the live presentation? We have you covered! Care Providers of Minnesota archives all online workshops and you may purchase the archive, either with or without CEUs, including unlimited access for 30 days.

Other online workshops in this series

Single registration
You will receive an immediate confirmation upon successful registration. There are three ways to register:
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  2. Mail or fax paper form
  3. Call Loni Lagro at 952-851-2494 or 800-462-0024


For discounted pricing noted above, please contact Loni Lagro via email or phone: 952-851-2494 or 800-462-0024.

8/18/2020 1:00 PM - 2:15 PM

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