LeadingAge Need to Know - 7.30.21

Members | July 30, 2021

LeadingAge Need to Know: Wednesday, July 30, 2021

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

Following are the latest news and resources.

Next Week’s Online Coronavirus Policy Updates
Join us next Monday and Wednesday at 3:30 p.m. ET for our online coronavirus policy updates. On Monday, Dr. Nimalie Stone from the CDC will help unpack the new guidance on the use of masks for vaccinated individuals and what these changes could mean for LeadingAge members. On Wednesday, Dr. Monica Gandhi will talk about the delta variant’s impact on increasing cases and answer member questions. Register now to join us.

CAST Updates Functional Assessment and Activity Monitoring Tech Selection Tool
LeadingAge CAST recently updated the Functional Assessment and Activity Monitoring Technology Selection Tool to help members choose the best solutions to address functional, physical, or cognitive decline. Recent revisions include new information for 16 products in the selection matrix (link is an Excel spreadsheet for download) and online selection tool. Learn more about the recent updates.

New Resources to Support Your Marketing Mix
The LeadingAge Learning Hub has new content to help you attract and engage community members. Check out these two just-published QuickCasts that are available for free to members:

  • A Warm Welcome: Tips for an Easier Move-In
    In this 10-minute QuickCast, Nancy Jones shares lessons learned from the pandemic on how to make the move-in experience more welcoming for residents and their families—without impacting your bottom line.
  • Developing New Leads: Taking Your Show on the Road
    In this 11-minute QuickCast, Nancy Jones highlights one of BHI’s most successful marketing initiatives—hosting offsite events to promote their communities to a broader audience.

Tell Congress: Include Investments for Older Adults and the Providers Who Serve Them
Congressional leaders are deep in negotiations on a $3.5 trillion infrastructure investment package—so NOW is the moment to make sure U.S. Representatives and Senators hear our voices! There are critical pieces of our policy agenda that must be included and could possibly be cut. These include a $400 billion investment in home and community-based services, enhanced investment in the LTSS workforce, and $7.5 billion for affordable senior housing in the HUD Section 202 program. Now is the time to act: send a message to your U.S. Representative and Senators 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, including:​​

​​​​A complete timeline of insights and tools is available here, so you'll never miss an update.

Special Keynotes at the 2021 LeadingAge Annual Meeting + EXPO
We’ve assembled a slate of powerful keynote speakers for this year’s annual meeting that includes transformative faith leaders, New York Times best-selling authors, pioneers in the DEI space, and even a U.S. Poet Laureate! Join us October 24-27 in Atlanta, GA. Learn more and reserve your spot today.