LeadingAge Need to Know - 1.25.21

Members | January 25, 2021

LeadingAge Need to Know - 1.25.21

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

Following are the latest news and resources.

Don’t Miss This Wednesday’s National LeadingAge 2021 Policy Action Forum

Looking for an insider's view of what all the change in Washington, DC, means for aging services? Register now for LeadingAge’s 2021 Policy Action Forum this Wednesday, January 27 at 2 p.m. ET. Special guest and health policy expert Dr. Adaeze Enekwechi will share her perspective on what the transitions of power happening in Washington this month mean for our field. And LeadingAge’s national leadership will talk about the path for advocacy and policy in the year ahead. This is a members-only opportunity to ask questions of Dr Enekwechi, national board chair Carol Silver Elliott, president and CEO Katie Smith Sloan and SVP of policy Ruth Katz. Register now to join the members-only event.

Call for Sessions: Deadline TODAY

You have just a few more hours to submit a session proposal for the 2021 LeadingAge Annual Meeting & EXPO, happening October 24-27, 2021. Do you have a new program, project, or idea that could benefit other aging services professionals? Share it! We’re looking for relevant, replicable concepts that will inspire and inform LeadingAge members. Submissions are peer-reviewed and must be submitted before 9:00 p.m. ET today.

Today’s Online Coronavirus Policy Update

Join us today at 3:30 p.m. ET to hear from Jennifer Truppa, director of social services and quality assurance at Embrace Living Communities. Embrace has had 10 vaccine clinics at affordable senior communities and has 15+ more scheduled. Hear from Jennifer on how they are managing these clinics in affordable senior housing settings and learn how to handle these clinics in different states and settings. Register now to join us.

The Impact of the Resident’s Voice on Medicare Reimbursement

Completing scripted interviews on MDS assessments is critically important for many reasons, and a must-do to receive proper Medicare Part A reimbursement. In this 13-minute QuickCast, Jessie McGill from the American Association of Post-Acute Care Nursing reviews what care providers should know to make sure residents are being accurately assessed and provided with appropriate care. Watch now in the LeadingAge Learning Hub.

The Pandemic Playbook

The Pandemic Playbook is a collection of insight, wisdom, and best practices for serving older adults during a catastrophic health crisis like the one we’re facing now. This interactive online tool is filled with a curated set of lessons, links, videos, images, podcasts, and resources from across the field. Playbook users can click through topics addressing everything from management and workforce issues to the role of communications and community partnerships.

  • Management and Crisis Intervention
  • Clinical Impact and Infection Control
  • Financial Impact
  • Transparent Communications – Internal and External
  • Role of Technology
  • Workforce Community Partnerships
  • Psychological Wellness of Staff and Residents
  • Reopening Guidance

LeadingAge members and their dedicated staff have learned critical lessons about navigating a pandemic. We’ve gathered and analyzed that collective intelligence for the future. The Pandemic Playbook will help ensure that aging services providers can prepare for and mitigate the impact of a pandemic by applying learning from this year. Visit now at playbook.leadingage.org

Please Take the LeadingAge Project ECHO Survey

LeadingAge is interested in learning more about member participation (both those who are participating currently and those who are not) in Project ECHO, the guided-practice model that reduces health disparities in under-served and remote areas of the state, nation, and world through innovative telementoring. Please take 2-3 minutes to complete this survey. If you'd like more information about Project ECHO, please 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, 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 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.