LeadingAge Need to Know - 11.30.20

Members | November 30, 2020

LeadingAge Need to Know: Coronavirus 11.30.20

We are sharing the very latest with members with weekday morning email updates and live online updates Mondays and Wednesdays. Visit the main coronavirus page anytime. 

Following are the latest news and resources. 

Pandemic Playbook Video Introduction
LeadingAge recently launched the Pandemic Playbook, an interactive collection of insight, wisdom, and best practices for serving older adults during a catastrophic health crisis like the one we’re facing now. We’ve gathered that learning to help ensure that aging services providers can prepare for and mitigate the impact of a future pandemic. Watch the intro video featuring Katie Smith Sloan and many members like you -- then dive into the playbook resources.

Today’s Online Policy Update
Congress is back in session and racing against a December 11 deadline to fund the federal government and pass a COVID-19 relief bill. LeadingAge Illinois member Keith Swartzentruber from Snyder Village will share how his organization has been working with his U.S. Representative and adapting while waiting for the next round of COVID-19 relief. The LeadingAge advocacy team will give an update on what is happening next in Congress as these important pieces of legislation begin to move. Register now to join us,

Wednesday Webinar: Provider Relief Funds Reporting Requirements
This Wednesday, December 2 at 2 p.m. ET, we’ll detail how LeadingAge members can maximize use of payments received from the Provider Relief Fund while complying with current reporting requirements. CE credits are available. Don’t miss this critical webinar on how to report on your provider relief funds!

Members-Only Nursing Home Testing Toolkit
The first in a new series of toolkits developed with Pathway Health is available exclusively to members of LeadingAge. The Testing Toolkit has 13 sections focusing on testing policies, learning and leadership, competencies, pre- and post-testing, outbreak investigation, swabbing collection, and billing. These COVID-19 Nursing Home Toolkits and Resources are for LeadingAge members only, and can be adapted as appropriate to reference relevant state laws or regulations.

AHRQ ECHO National Nursing Home COVID-19 Action Network
The AHRQ ECHO National Nursing Home COVID-19 Action Network is recruiting nursing homes from across the country to participate in a virtual community of practice for improving COVID-19 preparedness, safety, and infection control. To learn more, visit the AHRQ ECHO National Nursing Home COVID-19 Action Network. If you have any questions, contact Janine Finck-Boyle.

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 on COVID-19 and beyond. 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 or email us at covid@leadingage.org. If you have questions about local and state issues, contact your state association. Join the MyLeadingAge Member Community COVID-19 group to ask questions, access resources, and share best practices for dealing with the coronavirus.