LeadingAge Need to Know - 2.9.21

Members | February 09, 2021

LeadingAge Need to Know, 2.9.21

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.

Celebrating Love in Aging Services: #CareIsLove

This Valentine’s Day, LeadingAge is celebrating the bonds of love that grow throughout aging services. From Thursday, February 11 to Sunday, February 14, LeadingAge will transform our social accounts into a #CareIsLove celebration, including a targeted paid social effort to ensure maximum engagement among our social network and to expand our reach and visibility. To make it easy to participate, LeadingAge is providing customizable social graphics and templates, sample social posts, and op-ed, press advisory and pitch call templates for members. Use the materials on this page to join us.

Leadership Lessons From the Pandemic

COVID-19 has brought new challenges to leaders in the aging services field, but also imparted valuable lessons that can be shared and applied to future work. In this recorded session, hear from eight LeadingAge members who share their own personal challenges and growth during the pandemic. Speakers include Melissa Andrews (LeadingAge Virginia), Todd Andrews (Asbury Communities), Diana Delgado (Eaton Senior Communities), Lynne Giacobbe (Kendal at Home), Michelle Just (Beatitudes), Bob Mayer (The Harry & Jeanette Weinberg Campus), Jeremy Neely (Acts Retirement-Life Community), and Kelly Smith Papa (Duncaster). Discover how leaders cultivated trust with key stakeholders, managed day-to-day challenges, and found ways to move their organizations forward. Now available on-demand!

The Pandemic Playbook

Looking for more lessons from COVID? The LeadingAge Pandemic Playbook is an interactive online collection of insight, wisdom, and best practices for serving older adults during a catastrophic health crisis like the one we’re facing now. We recently added new resources in the Clinical chapter on how to encourage residents and staff to get the COVID-19 vaccine. The Management chapter includes new advice (under “Looking Ahead”) on thinking about adapting to the new normal to come, and the Financial chapter includes new resources on financial and strategic planning.

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!

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.