LeadingAge Need to Know - 4.2.20

Members | April 02, 2020

Daily updates as of April 2. 

We are sharing the very latest with members twice daily. Morning updates go out via email, and we’re hosting daily online updates each afternoon. And you can always visit the main coronavirus page.

Yesterday’s Coronavirus Daily Member Update recording is available now. Today’s update will feature Dennis Adams of Christopher Homes, an affordable housing provider in New Orleans; an update for adult day providers; details on the new SBA loans; and all the day's very latest. You can register to join us 7 days/week at 3:30 p.m. ET through April 26.

This week, LeadingAge joined the Alzheimer's Association and other leaders in long-term and community-based care on guidance to help ensure the delivery of high-quality care for people living with Alzheimer's and all dementia during the COVID-19 crisis. Read Emergency Preparedness: Caring for Persons Living with Dementia in a Long-term or Community-based Setting now.

Practical Ideas From Members
We're gathering examples of the innovative solutions members are deploying to better serve older people and support their staff. New stories are available now.

Look for more Member Ideas and Inspiration in coming days and weeks.

Trusted Business Resources: Free COVID-19 Training
NextStep, a startup that trains and places workers into high-demand health care roles, created an online course designed to improve the safety of caregivers of all kinds working with COVID-19 patients in all settings. The COVID-Ready Caregiver program uses expert-developed online learning to help develop critical skills for safety during the pandemic.

Staff at LeadingAge members can access the course at no cost through April 10. Use code COVIDCERTNOW at check-out. (And you can hear about the training from NextStep’s Charissa Raynor on today’s 3:30 live update.)

LeadingAge is curating many offers from businesses wanting to help members get through the coronavirus crisis. New offers are posted on our website now and more are added each week.

New Insights and Tools From LeadingAge
LeadingAge staff experts are developing essential guidance and tools, and curating the most relevant resources for aging services providers.

From LeadingAge Centers
The LeadingAge LTSS Center @UMass Boston is sharing research studies and research-based articles focusing on how the coronavirus pandemic is affecting older adults and the people who care for them. Check out our brief summaries of the latest data and analysis, including these recently posted articles:

Questions? Ask LeadingAge National, Your State Association, or Each Other
There are many ways to get help during this crisis. Staff at LeadingAge’s national office are always here for you. Contact our 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.