LeadingAge Need to Know - 4.9.21

Members | April 09, 2021

LeadingAge Need to Know, April 9, 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.

2021 LeadingAge Annual Awards Call for Nominations

The LeadingAge Annual Awards honor individuals that embody excellence in nonprofit aging services leadership, are models of quality and innovation, and are making outstanding contributions to our field that merit national recognition. Learn more about the award criteria and nomination process.

LeadingAge Quarterly Housing Survey

Calling all housing providers! Our quick pulse-check to gather your insights on vaccines, COVID testing, HUD payments, and more is now available. Please take a moment to complete the survey.

Registration is Open! Collaborative Care & Health IT Innovations Summit 2021

Join us June 8-10 as we explore the latest innovations in managing population health in crises, across the collaborative care ecosystem—including pre-acute, acute care, LTPAC, payers, and solution providers—with a compelling look at tech-enabled care delivery and payment models. Learn more and take advantage of early registration discounts.

Using Technology to Increase Resident Safety

LeadingAge CAST has updated its Safety Technology Selection Tool that showcases hands-on resources that help providers understand, plan for, select, implement, and adopt the appropriate resident safety technology. Additions to the tool include two new case studies that evaluate how artificial intelligence can support fall prevention in aging services settings. Read more.

2021-2022 Flu Vaccines Discounts for Members

This flu season, we are partnering with Member Solutions partner Seqirus, a leader in the fight against influenza with an innovative portfolio of products. As a LeadingAge member, you are eligible to earn multiple discounts across Seqirus’ portfolio of innovative influenza and vaccine solutions, including prompt pay and early reservation offers. Preorder by April 15, 2021 to receive special discounts and the ability to return unused doses.

LTSS Center Research Cited in Biden’s American Jobs Plan

The $2 trillion American Jobs Plan released by President Joe Biden on March 31 calls for an investment of $400 billion to “solidify the infrastructure of our care economy by creating jobs and raising wages and benefits for essential home care workers.” The White House cited research conducted in 2020 by the LeadingAge LTSS Center @UMass Boston to justify the workforce investments.

The Pandemic Playbook

Looking for more lessons from COVID? The LeadingAge Pandemic Playbook is an interactive online collection of insight, wisdom, and best practices for serving older adults during a catastrophic health crisis like the one we’re facing now. Visit playbook.leadingage.org.

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.