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Eleanor Feldman Barbera, Ph.D.

Eleanor Feldman Barbera, Ph.D.

Eleanor Feldman Barbera, Ph.D., is McKnight's The World According to Dr. El columnist.

Most recent articles by Eleanor Feldman Barbera, Ph.D.

We’re vaccinated. Now what?

Across the country, long-term care facilities are vaccinating their staff and residents, with approximately 3.1 million doses delivered as of last week and rates of COVID-19 infection in nursing home residents declining for the past four weeks.  This excellent news leads to questions about how the vaccination rollout will impact the daily lives of staff…

Managing a bah humbug holiday season

By now many of us have viewed the viral video of residents gleefully shooting soft foam balls at laughing staff members dressed as reindeer dodging through a pine-tree “forest.”  It’s the kind of merriment suitable for the 2020 holidays — one that uses humor and playful defiance to release pent-up frustrations.  Under normal circumstances, spending…

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