LeadingAge Need to Know - 2.17.21

Members | February 17, 2021

LeadingAge Need to Know, 2.17.21

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.

A Message From Katie

LeadingAge president and CEO Katie Smith Sloan wrote a new message on reaching out across the globe.

Just how much we can learn from providers in other countries became crystal clear early in February when the Global Ageing Network hosted an online webinar to release Elder Care Providers & COVID-19: Cross-Cultural Perspectives. The report shares new research by Dr. Emi Kiyota, an environmental gerontologist and organizational culture change specialist.

Read Katie’s entire message on the importance of international cooperation among providers of aging services—during the pandemic and beyond.

This Week’s Online Coronavirus Policy Updates

Join us today and tomorrow at 3:30 p.m. ET for our online policy updates. Today, Andy Joseph from Asbury Communities will share his insights on how to navigate the important legal issues around COVID vaccinations, revised visitation, and more. Tomorrow, Tricia Nueman, senior vice president of the Kaiser Family Foundation (KFF) and the executive director of KFF’s Program on Medicare Policy, will discuss their most recent report on vaccination in the community and what we can do to improve vaccine confidence and uptake. Register now to join us.

COVID-19 Considerations for Affordable Housing

HUD-assisted senior housing communities should check out the recent "COVID-19 Considerations for Affordable Housing" event recording. You’ll leave with a deeper understanding of CDC infection prevention recommendations and regulatory compliance measures, plus actionable strategies to effectively communicate with staff and residents. Now available in the LeadingAge Learning Hub.

Vaccination Resources, Tips, and Tools

LeadingAge is on top of the latest information on the COVID-19 vaccine approval and distribution. Visit our COVID-19 Vaccine Information and Resource page for updates, analysis and education, and resources authored and curated by our staff experts. And, check out our Vaccination Tips and Tools page for important educational resources.

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.

Dementia Care Interventions Report Webinar

On February 23, 2021 from 2:00-3:00pm ET, join the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine (NASEM) for a webinar releasing a new report on care interventions for persons living with dementia and their care partners and caregivers. LeadingAge senior vice president of research, Robyn Stone, will be on the panel of experts discussing the report. Register today.

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.