LeadingAge Need to Know - 10.13.21

Members | October 13, 2021

LeadingAge Need to Know: COVID-19 – October 13, 2021

We are sharing the very latest with members with weekday morning email updates on Monday, Wednesday, and Friday and live online updates on Monday and Wednesday.

Following are the latest news and resources.

A Message From Our Board Chair
LeadingAge Board Chair, Carol Silver Elliott, offers this message to members about gathering together in Atlanta for the LeadingAge Annual Meeting & EXPO.

I am thrilled beyond measure to think that we will, once again, be gathering in person. It has been a lifetime since San Diego in 2019 and I truly believe that the only people who can ever fully understand what we have lived through are those who have lived through it as well—our colleagues ... No one working outside our field can truly comprehend this war we have been waging, non-stop, since COVID entered our lives.

Read the entire message from Carol.

Today’s Online Coronavirus Policy Update
Today at 3:30 p.m. ET, Christian Living Communities COO Jayne Keller will talk about her organization’s CNA mentorship program and employee benefits to keep employees satisfied and motivated to work for this member community. Register today.

A Free Tool Providers Can Use to Help Their Organizations Thrive
Quality Metrics is a tool from LeadingAge New York that offers web-based interactive data analytics to assist nursing homes, home health agencies, and hospices perform custom benchmarking to demonstrate organizational value to internal and external customers. It’s invaluable in providing a data-informed approach to quality improvement activities with easy-to-understand reports, graphs, and grids that can be exported and used for payer or provider negotiations, staff training, outreach to referral sources, and quality improvement activities.

LeadingAge New York is hosting free training sessions to help you understand how to use Quality Metrics. Sign up for an hour-long training sessions to learn more about how you can put this tool to good use in your organization:

Nursing Home Trainings

Home Health and Hospice Trainings

Questions? Email Sue Chenail at LeadingAge New York.

Clorox Presents: Grants for Flu Vaccine Clinics
Flu season is coming, and LeadingAge is partnering with Clorox to help members from across the continuum hold vaccine clinics. Grants can be used for clinics in your buildings, on your campus. or anywhere throughout your communities. Applications are due Nov. 1 and we’ll announce the member organizations receiving support shortly after. Apply now for a chance to receive funding, as well as Clorox products, to support your flu vaccine clinics this year.

Reduce Hospitalizations with Updated CAST Telehealth Tool
LeadingAge CAST has updated the Telehealth and RPM Selection Tool, which can help you choose the best telehealth and remote patient monitoring (RPM) technologies for your organization. The tool now includes updated information for 15 products in its selection matrix and online selection tool.

LeadingAge Member Stories: Putting Out a Red Carpet to Recruit New Employees
Our latest member story describes how one multi-site member has adapted resident marketing principles to its staff hiring process—focusing on what potential employees need and want out of a job. LeadingAge also wants to hear your stories of practical workforce innovations; the LeadingAge Story Collector, powered by Greystone, makes it easy. Submissions don’t have to be perfect; LeadingAge staff will contact you to gather more details!

New Insights and Tools From LeadingAge
LeadingAge staff experts are developing essential advocacy, guidance, and tools, and curating the most relevant resources for aging services providers, including:

A complete timeline of insights, tools, and useful COVID-19 links is available here, so you’ll never miss an update.

Questions? Ask LeadingAge National, Your State Association, or Each Other
There are many ways to get help during this crisis. Contact LeadingAge’s national team directly. If you have questions about local and state issues, contact your state association. Join the MyLeadingAge Member Community to ask questions, access resources, and share best practices for issues facing members.