Louise Aronson Awarded Grants To Support Ongoing COVID-19 Recovery and Education Efforts

Congratulations to Louise Aronson, MD, MFA for receiving two grants this year funded by the California Department of Social Services (CDSS) to support ongoing COVID-19 recovery and education efforts.

Dr. Aronson has partnered with CDSS on an Infection Control and Gerontology Resource Review to upgrade and improve the operations and oversight of Community Care Facilities including Senior Centers, Adult Regional Centers, Board and Care Facilities, Continuing Care Retirement Facilities, and Assisted Living Facilities.  The project involves developing and reviewing Provider Information Notifications (PIN), Regional Office Memorandums (ROMS), and clinical guidance to ensure that resource guidelines are consistent with infection control procedures in hopes of bringing consistency, as well as updated best practice standards in the information that is being delivered to staff, licensees and the general public. This includes enhancement of the Adult and Senior Care Program (ASCP)’s existing tools, manuals and job aids through clinical guidance.

Adult and Senior Care Program Provider Informational Calls
Additionally, Dr. Aronson is also tasked with providing to the California Department of Social Services (CDSS), Community Care Licensing Division (CCLD) once or twice monthly 2-hour webinar presentations to provide information, guidance and resources to address current issues and concerns (related to COVID-19) and pandemic recovery, which may affect the health and safety of residents in care.  Through the creation of targeted educational materials, inclusion of up-to-date evidence-based information in each conference, as well as recruiting local and statewide interprofessional experts for participate in conferences, the goal of this project aims to educate adult and senior care program providers leading to better quality of care for residents.