LeadingAge Need to Know - 2.22.21

Members | February 22, 2021

LeadingAge Need to Know, 2.22.21

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.

This Week’s Online Coronavirus Policy Updates

Today at 3:30 p.m. ET, Dr. Bill Mansbach will talk about employee mental health and share some ideas on how we can combat mental fatigue over the pandemic. Returning expert Dr. Monica Gandhi will join us Wednesday to talk about the new COVID-19 variants and what is ahead with vaccines. On Thursday, we’ll discuss how COVID-19 has made an impact on older adults with dementia with Dr. Rebecca Edekmayer from the Alzheimer’s Association. Register now to join us.

100 Days of Advocacy: Make Your Voice Heard

The success of LeadingAge’s grassroots advocacy efforts relies on thousands of advocates like you! And a new Congress and administration, mean your voice is more important than ever. Last week, LeadingAge announced our 2021 Policy Priorities to help identify key issues, which you’ll be hearing more about as the Congressional agenda unfolds. Learn more about how you can support LeadingAge’s advocacy efforts.

COVID-19 Considerations For Affordable Housing

This session on the LeadingAge Learning Hub provides HUD-assisted senior housing communities targeted materials to better understand and respond to the pandemic. The online training walks through CDC recommendations for your setting, reviews HUD and Fair Housing regulatory compliance measures during COVID-19, and presents a variety of strategies to effectively communicate with staff and residents. Watch now and explore our other content that addresses important issues related to affordable housing.

Dementia Care Interventions Report Webinar Tomorrow

Tomorrow 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.

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. The deadline has been extended to February 28, 2021. To learn more, visit the AHRQ ECHO National Nursing Home COVID-19 Action Network. If you have any questions, contact Janine Finck-Boyle.

On-Demand Registration Available

If you missed the Annual Meeting Virtual Experience live event, you're in luck! On-demand access is now available at a discounted rate now through April 30, 2021. On-demand registration includes education sessions, keynote presentations, access to Business Intelligence Zone (BIZ), and all Virtual Experience areas, including Sponsor Talks, EXHALE and other on-demand content.

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.