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Update on COVID-19

DATE: Friday, July 17th



Worldwide, the COVID-19 pandemic has changed the lives of everyone and greatly impacted the economy. As experts predict one or more additional waves of the pandemic moving into the summer and winter, our panelists will discuss lessons learned, mistakes made, and how we can prepare for the future.


  • Comprehend the devastation caused so far by COVID-19

  • Discuss the lessons learned from the COVID-19 pandemic

  • Describe the mistakes made in managing the spread of COVID-19

  • Explain how operations and communication could have been managed differently to assist in obtaining a better outcome

Thomas Annarella, LNHA has been a dedicated member of the long-term care profession for more than a decade. He currently serves as the administrator of Valley Hi Nursing and Rehab in Woodstock, IL—a county owned facility. For most of his career he has been a member of the Illinois Health Care Association, serving on various committees including the Nursing Facility Constituency Steering Committee, which he currently chairs, and the Administration and Finance Committee. Tom joined the IHCA Board of Directors in 2011. He has been recognized as one of Provider magazine’s “20 to Watch” and has completed the AHCA/NCAL Future Leaders program. He is currently the chair of IHCA’s Illinois Leaders program.

Terran Salbego is the Regional Director of Operations for Spectrum Retirement Communities. With a decade of experience in senior care management, he is known for results. Having overseen 12 communities in five states, Terran has a list of accomplishments that includes successfully opening several new communities, restructuring leadership throughout his region, achieving profitability goals, and attaining occupancy targets. Terran holds a Master of Arts in clinical psychology from The Chicago School of Professional Psychology.

Dr Johnson Abraham has worked in pharmacy for the past 15 years, having spent the last decade in long-term care. Dr Abraham is responsible for managing Forum’s clinical programs and consultant services. In his role he works directly with facility management to ensure that services meet facilities’ clinical needs and align with desired outcomes. He joined Forum in 2007 as a Consultant Pharmacist from Enloe Drugs of Northern Illinois/Omnicare and was promoted to Director of Clinical Services in 2014. A Board-Certified Geriatric Pharmacist, Dr. Abraham received his Doctorate in pharmacy from the University of Illinois at Chicago after Pharmacy and Business Management internships with Walgreens. He is a former President of the Illinois Chapter and member of the American Society of Consultant Pharmacists.

Administrators: This program has been approved for one hour and fifteen minutes of continuing education by the National Continuing Education Review Services (NCERS) of the National Association of Long-Term Care Administrator Boards (NAB) – Approval # 20211011-1.25-A69592-DL.

Administrators, if you have NOT registered with NAB you will NOT receive credits until you set up an account.

Instructions on setting up both a regular NAB account and CE Registry account can be found in NAB CE Registry Handbook for Administrators found here: Click Here

Login page for the NAB CE Registry: Click Here

Important note to individuals with licenses other than nursing home administration:

While these programs are approved through NAB/NCERS for nursing home administrator credits, Forum Extended Care Services suggests that those who hold licenses in other healthcare disciplines such as: nursing, social work, physical therapy, etc. inquire with their respective state licensing board to ensure that the board will accept the credits. All state licensing boards have final say on what credits they accept.


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Terran Salbego
Terran SalbegoMA, LPC
Thomas Annarella
Thomas AnnarellaLNHA
Johnson Abraham
Johnson AbrahamPharmD, BCGP

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