PRESS RELEASE | April 01, 2020

LeadingAge Members Innovate Workforce Solutions During Coronavirus Crisis

Contact: Lisa Sanders 202-508-9407

The coronavirus pandemic highlights a well-documented challenge in long-term care. Here's how LeadingAge members are tackling it.

April 1, 2020 Washington, DC — The coronavirus pandemic highlights a well-documented, ongoing challenge in long term care: recruiting, training and maintaining workers, particularly those on the front-line. How are LeadingAge’s nonprofit members, who provide services in a range of long-term care settings, from nursing homes to assisted living, home health to hospice, facing this challenge now? Head on, with new strategies that ensure the well-being of older adults in members’ care, while also providing additional support to staff during this public health crisis.

“I admire our members’ calm, caring, and thoughtful approach to managing this unprecedented situation and its impact on their staff. Our members continue to serve older adults, as well as their employees, with compassion and dedication in this unprecedented environment,” said LeadingAge President and CEO, Katie Smith Sloan.

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