LeadingAge Need to Know - 4.1.21

Members | April 01, 2021

LeadingAge Need to Know, April 1, 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.

LeadingAge’s Aging Services Infrastructure Plan

The Biden Administration yesterday released an infrastructure plan that includes important support for aging services. The plan is a significant recognition that our country is not ready for our rapidly aging population, and a promising start for rebuilding. Later today, LeadingAge will release our own blueprint for building the national aging service infrastructure we need. The comprehensive package will help address the needs of millions of middle and lower income people and their families who require aging services and supports, including affordable housing, in-home care and services, and 24-7 nursing care. The package also addresses the fundamental need to build a new aging services workforce and overhaul the long-broken long-term care financing system. Watch leadingage.org and tomorrow’s email for more details.

CAST Releases Data Analytics Selection Tool

The latest LeadingAge CAST Technology Selection Tool helps providers choose and implement data analytics technologies that can give a business important insights. Use this tool to help your organization improve health outcomes, mitigate risk, reduce hospitalizations, and more. Read more.

Today’s Coronavirus Policy Update

Join us today at 3:30 p.m. ET for our online policy update with Ashvin Gandhi, lead author of “High Nursing Staff Turnover in Nursing Homes Offers Important Quality Information,” in Health Affairs this month. Register now.

Careers in Aging Week: April 18-24

Save the date for Careers in Aging Week! While COVID-19 may have slowed the movement of people into the LTSS field, nothing can stop us from sharing the joy and meaning in our jobs - along with its wide range of careers. For the third year, LeadingAge will partner with the Gerontological Society of America, AHCA/NCAL, Argentum, and the Erickson School of Aging Services at UMBC, to sponsor Careers in Aging Week. The focus will be increasing awareness of careers in aging on social media. Learn more about how you can participate in Careers in Aging Week.

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.