LeadingAge Need to Know - 2.3.21

Members | February 03, 2021

LeadingAge Need to Know, 2.3.21

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.

A Message From Katie

LeadingAge president and CEO Katie Smith Sloan wrote a new message on making 2021 a new beginning for older Americans.

For too many older Americans 2020 was filled with death, suffering, and fear. The beginning of vaccinations and a little more relief from Congress are important milestones, but COVID-19 has laid bare deep flaws in our systems for supporting the more than 8.3 million older adults who receive long-term care, and the more than 6 million workers who serve them.

Read Katie’s entire message on the future and what the Biden Administration and Congress must do to help older Americans during the pandemic and beyond.

Person-Centered Care Toolkit

Last week, the LeadingAge LTSS Center @UMass Boston introduced a new toolkit that outlines steps that policymakers at the state level can take to implement a pay-for-performance (P4P) program that uses Medicaid funds to promote person-centered care in nursing homes. Learn more now about how you can take part.

This Week’s Online Coronavirus Policy Updates

Join us today and tomorrow at 3:30 p.m. ET for this week’s online updates. Today, returning guest Nesa Joseph from LeadingAge member community Visiting Nurse Association of Greater St. Louis will tell us about their vaccine clinic distribution operations in different care settings. Tomorrow, LeadingAge members Bailee Hillman and Leigh Wilson will talk about the James L. West Center For Dementia Care’s tips for hosting successful essential caregiver visits. Register now to join us.

Global Ageing Network Webinar TODAY

Join us today 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. Principal investigator Dr. Emi Kiyota will provide an overview of the findings and highlight 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.