LeadingAge Need to Know: 6.13.22

Members | June 16, 2022

LeadingAge Need to Know: June 13, 2022

We are sharing the very latest with members with weekday morning email updates on Monday, Wednesday, and Friday and live online updates on Monday and Wednesday.


Act Fast! Nominations for LeadingAge Awards Deadline is Friday

Time is running out to nominate a colleague for the LeadingAge Annual Awards, which honor individuals who embody excellence in mission-focused aging services and merit national recognition. Nominations are being accepted in three categories: Award of Honor, RWJF Award for Health Equity presented by LeadingAge, and Joan Anne McHugh Award for Leadership in LTSS Nursing. The deadline for nominations is Friday, June 17, so learn more and submit for your exceptional colleagues today.


National Healthcare at Home Best Practices and Future Insights Study

LeadingAge supported the first large-scale national research project dedicated to the home health, hospice, and personal care industry, with our Senior Vice President of Research Robyn I. Stone serving on the advisory board. The 2021-2022 National Healthcare at Home Best Practices and Future Insights Study was recently released to give agency leaders the best practice insights needed to improve operations, quality, financial performance, and patient/family satisfaction. The study considers the unprecedented change in the home health sector and new tools, models, and solutions while facing proposed reimbursement cuts and growing regulations.


International Workforce Program Helps Provider Recruit Staff with J-1 Visas

Our latest member story is about an Iowa provider that is preparing to welcome 34 new culinary and hospitality interns from Jamaica for a one-year period. Using the State Department’s Exchange Visitor Program, the organization will also be able to train the new staff as CNAs or home health aides in the future, further mitigating staffing shortages. Are you innovating to recruit quality staff? Use the LeadingAge Story Collector to tell us how.


Weekly Recaps

Each week, LeadingAge experts curate timely, helpful resources on a variety of topics important to aging services providers. From nursing homes and life plan communities, to affordable housing, home health and hospice, and PACE, catch up on the week’s highlights:


Dementia and Brain Health Education

In honor of Alzheimer's and Brain Awareness Month, check out our resources related to dementia and brain health:

  • Person-Centered Dementia Care: This Training Tool consists of 52 microlearning lessons on person-centered and practical strategies to care for people living with dementia.
  • Stronger Memory: Back to Basics with Brain Health: This QuickCast outlines cognitive changes that older adults may experience and presents three simple exercises for brain health.
  • Living Well with Dementia: This Deep Dive explores different frameworks for supporting people living with the symptoms of dementia—and shifts the common narrative from disease to disability and paternalism to empowerment.


Today’s Online Coronavirus Policy Update

Today at 3:30 p.m. ET, Dr. Jeffrey Shaman of Columbia University will discuss what to expect with new vaccines, boosters, and new variants as we head into the summer. Register today.

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:


A complete timeline of insights, tools, and useful 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 connect with colleagues to ask questions, access resources, and share best practices for issues facing LeadingAge members. Contact your state association with questions about local and state issues, join a LeadingAge member network to connect with peers with similar interests, connect with colleagues on the MyLeadingAge Member Community, and contact LeadingAge national staff.