LeadingAge Need to Know - 3.25.21

Members | March 25, 2021

LeadingAge Need to Know, March 25, 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.

Provider Relief Fund Survey

Has your organization benefited from the Provider Relief Fund? Help us make the case to Congress about how--and how much more you might need to get through the pandemic. Please complete this survey to share your experience. Thank you!

Fraud Alert: Annual Meeting & EXPO Offers

Please beware of any companies reaching out with hotel or other offers claiming to be related to the 2021 LeadingAge Annual Meeting & EXPO. These companies are not associated with LeadingAge. Hotel reservations and registration will be available only through the annual meeting website beginning in July. Questions? Email meetings@leadingage.org.

Human Rights Watch Nursing Home Report

Early this morning, Human Rights Watch released a new report looking at nursing homes and COVID-19. US: Concerns of Neglect in Nursing Homes is based on interviews with 61 people, including residents, family members, nursing home staff, advocates, attorneys, and experts in the sector, as well as responses to an online survey. The NGO asked LeadingAge to respond to a set of questions related to the report earlier this year (though we did not have access to their findings at that time). Our letter in response illuminates the challenges the pandemic created for nursing homes, and reiterates that LeadingAge and our members are committed to resolving the short and long-term challenges that the crisis highlighted. The report is available at hrw.org.

Live Event for Nursing Home and Acute Care Providers

Are you ready for 1135 waivers to sunset and regular safety surveys to resume? Join us April 8 for a live webinar that will cover what you and your team need to know as you return to pre-pandemic operations. Register today.

Today’s Online Coronavirus Policy Update

Join us today at 3:30 p.m. ET for our online policy update. As vaccination rates continue to climb and state restrictions are relaxed, community based providers of care are looking for safe and effective ways to open up and also vaccinate those that they serve. Dr. James Mittelberger, Chief Medical Officer at the Center for Elders’ Independence, will share his approach to personalized care planning and vaccine distribution in his PACE center. Register now to join us.

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.

New Membership Opportunity for Students

The LeadingAge Student Membership creates opportunities to address the aging services workforce crisis and engages a set of stakeholders to bring innovation to our work. Students now have access to LeadingAge national and state partner career development resources, peer-to-peer connections, and member resources to thrive.
Students complete just one application to get both national and state complimentary memberships to launch a career in aging services. Help us to spread the word and build the next generation of leaders in our field. Visit the website to explore the benefits and qualifications, and share the opportunity with your networks!

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.