LeadingAge Need to Know - 7.23.21

Members | July 23, 2021

LeadingAge Need to Know: Wednesday, July 23, 2021

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.

Following are the latest news and resources.

APPLICATION DEADLINE EXTENDED: 2022 LeadingAge Leadership Academy
In order to build better organizations and prepare our field for the future, we need forward-thinking leaders who are inspired to solve tomorrow’s challenges in innovative and inclusive ways. Does this sound like you? Our Leadership Academy is a dynamic, ongoing program that will offer you the tools, ideas, learnings, and peer network needed to strengthen your leadership capacity and make your organization more adaptive and innovative. Application deadline extended through July 30.

Monday’s Online Coronavirus Policy Update
On Monday at 3:30 p.m. ET, Dr. Robin Jump will join us to discuss the AMDA joint statement on mandatory vaccine recommendations and will talk about why we need to continue our concerted push to motivate staff to get vaccinated in order to protect those we serve. Register now to join us.

Is Your Provider Relief Fund Reporting on Track?
Register now for our Complying with New Provider Relief Fund Reporting Requirements webinar next Tuesday for information and advice tailored to aging services providers. We'll break down new reporting requirements, share what they mean for your organization, and answer your questions with help from industry-leading experts. (And read LeadingAge’s letter asking HRSA to release the remaining Provider Relief Funds now!)

Requesting Member Stories of Impactful Governance
Strong governance drives success and sustainability in our organizations. As we launch our new governance resources for aging services, we are collecting your stories of impactful governance in your community. How have the decisions of your board made a meaningful difference? Have they led to major changes? Addressed major threats and opportunities? Tell us stories of how governance made an indelible impact on how you achieve your mission in the post-COVID world.

LeadingAge leverages the stories of our members—for advocacy, media, and member-to-member communications. With support from LeadingAge Gold Partner Greystone, we’re collecting stories that demonstrate the humanity and direct impact of our work. See our FAQs for information on how the Story Collector works, and tips on how to get the most out of the tool.

Due Monday: LeadingAge Quarterly Housing Survey
There’s still time to complete our quarterly affordable housing survey! Please fill out this 5-minute pulse check to inform our advocacy with HUD and Congress and help us better understand your needs. Please complete the survey by end-of-day Monday.

Three Upcoming Home Health and Hospice Events
Calling all home health and hospice members! We are hosting two events to provide feedback on the Home Health Rule. On July 26 at 1:30 p.m. ET, join us for a Hospice Survey Reform Discussion, and on August 3 at 3:00 p.m. ET, we’ll host a Home Health Discussion. And, on July 29 at 1:00 p.m. ET, we’re hosting a town hall for home health and hospice members to provide input on LeadingAge’s home health and hospice policy priorities. Registration for these events is not required, so just click the link to join!

Feeling Valued Because They Are Valued
LeadingAge knows that professional caregivers have always played an important role in aging services, which is why workforce issues are among our most important strategic priorities for serving members. With our vision for professionalizing the direct caregiving workforce, LeadingAge sets out a path toward the sustainable, reimagined workforce of professional caregivers that our nation needs to ensure better care for millions of older Americans. Read the full report and executive summary.

New Mentor’s Voice Episode
Listen to LeadingAge's podcast created by and for students and young professionals. The Mentor's Voice provides students and young professionals an opportunity to candidly learn from leaders in the field of aging. The latest episode features Traci Bild, founder and CEO of Bild & Company, a national senior living consulting firm providing sales and marketing advisory services on new development projects, property conversions, and underperforming assets.

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 and tools is available here, so you'll never miss an update.

Have You Registered for the 2021 LeadingAge Annual Meeting + EXPO?
More than 1,000 of your peers have already signed up to join us in Atlanta this fall—will you be joining them? After a difficult 18 months, now is the time to invest in yourself and the future success of your organization. This year’s program offers new education tracks, peer learning, and networking opportunities you won’t find anywhere else. Learn more and register.