LeadingAge Need to Know - 2.1.21

Members | February 01, 2021

LeadingAge Need to Know, 2.1.21

We are sharing the very latest with members with weekday morning email updates and live online updates three days a week on Monday, Wednesday, and Thursday. Visit the main coronavirus page anytime.

Following are the latest news and resources.

Welcome VNAA and ElevatingHOME to LeadingAge!

This week, we officially welcome ElevatingHOME and the Visiting Nurse Associations of America members to LeadingAge. The addition makes our membership richer than ever. Together, we’re a community of more than 5,000 care providers that encompasses the continuum of services for people as they age, including those with disabilities. We’re united in a collective commitment to providing quality care and service—with innovation, integrity, and accountability to our workforce and our communities.

National Advocacy Plans for 2021

Last week, LeadingAge members from across the country joined the 2021 Policy Action Forum and discussed the national advocacy plans ahead of us this year. As we look to the future, it has never been more important for us to raise our voices in support of federal policies that support older adults and aging services providers. Raise your voice TODAY by asking your members of Congress to support a new COVID-19 relief bill that prioritizes older adults and those who care for them! Listen to the recording of the 2021 Policy Action Forum. Read LeadingAge president and CEO Katie Smith Sloan’s message on making 2021 a new beginning for older Americans and the need for real relief that prioritizes older adults across the continuum.

Today’s Online Coronavirus Policy Update

Today at 3:30 p.m. ET, Dr. Alice Bonner from the Institute of Healthcare Improvement, will talk about some great resources for vaccine distribution and will provide some key updates on what is being learned at Project ECHO sessions as they discuss COVID-19. Register now to join us.

Global Ageing Network Webinar COVID-19 Report

Join the Global Ageing Network on Wednesday, February 3 at 5:00 p.m. ET for an overview of the Global Ageing Network COVID-19 Report. The report, a summary of interviews with providers and others in a dozen countries who have shared their COVID experiences, offers lessons and observations for next steps and illustrates how providers care for and support older adults. Joining us on the webinar is the principal investigator, Dr. Emi Kiyota, who will provide an overview of the findings and highlight some key lessons learned. We will also hear from interviewees about their experience and how they have adapted during the COVID-19 pandemic. Register today.

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.