LeadingAge Need to Know - 2.4.21

Members | February 04, 2021

LeadingAge Need to Know, 2.4.21

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.

Live Roundtable Event: Ethics and Equity in a Pandemic

CEOs and executive directors will want to attend a special virtual roundtable on February 25 that’s devoted to addressing the complex ethical challenges COVID-19 has brought to our field. Bioethicist Dr. Michael Gillette will lead the event, bringing decades of experience helping organizations navigate complex issues of equity, access, and autonomy. Participants will gain an understanding of the most complex ethical challenges posed by pandemic preparedness and response policies, procedures, and protocols. If you lead a care community, don’t miss this essential discussion. Register today.

Today’s Online Coronavirus Policy Update

Today at 3:30 p.m. ET 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.

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. 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 the last year. Visit now at playbook.leadingage.org.

Take our Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Survey Now!

LeadingAge is embarking on a major initiative, called for in our newly adopted strategic plan, to help members achieve greater diversity in their organizations. The 5-minute survey is intended to learn what people are doing now and also what they have plans to do in the future. We will use the survey results to develop resources and support to help LeadingAge members who are striving to make their organizations more inclusive. Thanks for taking the time to complete the survey. The deadline has been extended to February 12. If you have questions, please contact Natasha Bryant.

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.