LeadingAge Need to Know - 3.16.21

Members | March 16, 2021

LeadingAge Need to Know, March 16, 2021

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.

Action Alert: Urge Congress to Pass H.R. 1868 Before April 1

While we are encouraged by the recent downward trend of COVID-19 infections and deaths, along with significant progress in vaccinations, LeadingAge recognizes that the months ahead will continue to present obstacles and challenges for aging services providers and the older adults they serve. Congress must act now to prevent cuts to Medicare due to congressionally mandated cuts to programs. Help Congress move H.R. 1868 forward so the President can sign this important bill into law. Make your voice heard today by reaching out to your members of Congress.

LeadingAge and AHCA: Joint Nursing Home Policy Recommendations

Yesterday, LeadingAge and AHCA announced a set of policy recommendations aimed at ensuring quality in nursing homes. The proposal pulls together the first, immediate steps needed to address issues that LeadingAge has been talking about for years, including survey reform and staffing. Read more about the proposals now, and look at the virtual press event and press release.

How Can We Address Vaccine Hesitancy?

In a 19-minute QuickCast, Dr. Rachael Piltch-Loeb provides a deeper understanding of why some people are reluctant to receive immunizations and shares concrete strategies for addressing their most common concerns. Free to access on the Learning Hub.

This Week’s Online Coronavirus Policy Updates
This Wednesday marks the anniversary of the Online Coronavirus Policy Updates. LeadingAge Board Chair Carol Silver Elliott and LeadingAge CEO Katie Smith Sloan will discuss where we have been and where we are headed with the pandemic. We will also continue our discussion on building knowledge with staff and residents on vaccines and other COVID-19 issues. On Thursday, Dr. Simon Mittal, Chief Medical Officer of Convenire Health will provide his key lessons learned on how to have thoughtful discussions on COVID-19 with staff and residents from all backgrounds. You can register for the call here.

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.

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.