LeadingAge Need to Know - 3.17.21

Members | March 17, 2021

LeadingAge Need to Know, March 17, 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

A message from Katie

LeadingAge president and CEO Katie Smith Sloan wrote a new message on the future of nursing homes.

The clarity provided by the tragedy of COVID-19 has created the most important moment in a generation to seek fundamental nursing home reform. Change won’t happen overnight and it will require an investment of time, creativity, and financial resources.

Read Katie’s entire message about our reform agenda released just this week.

LIVE EVENT: Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion—A Way Forward, Together

Committing to diversity, equity, and inclusion and making inroads to impact change will be among your organization’s most important work in 2021. Are you asking the right questions and taking proper actions to address systemic inequalities and create inclusive communities? Register now to be part of a live event on March 23, hosted by Ayana King. Together, we’ll tackle tough topics, hear provider experiences, and make plans to effect positive change. Participants will receive CE credits.

IFA Global Cafe: In Conversation with Katie Smith Sloan

Health and social care systems around the world have been challenged by the brutal human consequences of the COVID-19 pandemic. No system has been more affected than that of long-term care whether it is services in the home or residential communities. One of the most significant social concerns of COVID-19 is the quality and safety of services to and for older people. Join Katie and other aging experts for a conversation that seeks common ground to address ageism and generates ideas to improve the current system of services and supports.

Post Your Open Jobs on the Aging Services Career Center

Have you posted your open jobs on the LeadingAge Aging Services Career Center? We are partnering with major national employers to connect displaced workers from fields such as dining, retail, and hospitality with available jobs in aging services. Add your openings today! Learn more about how to post your jobs for FREE now.

March 30 CMS Webinar to Maximize SNF QRP Adjustment

CMS is hosting a webinar on March 30 from 1-2:30p ET to help skilled nursing facilities receive the full SNF Quality Reporting Program rate adjustment. This is a good way for the staff to familiarize themselves with the changes. Learn more and register (space is limited).

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.