LeadingAge Need to Know - 8.1.21

Members | August 02, 2021

LeadingAge Need to Know: Monday, August 2, 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.

Creating Opportunities, Together
The 2021 LeadingAge Annual Meeting & EXPO is designed to provide customized experiences that meet the needs of all our members. No matter what you and your organization need to move forward, you’ll find it this fall in Atlanta:

  • A robust education program includes new topics and in-depth analysis around the issues we know are important to you and your organization. 120+ sessions across 10 program tracks.
  • Unmatched networking opportunities where you can share successes, crowdsource solutions to common struggles, gather ideas, and brainstorm with people who share your passion for providing the very best care.
  • Opportunities to find new partners that can boost your organization’s efficiency, level of service, and bottom line. Whether you’re looking for help with technology, staffing, marketing, or something else entirely, this is your chance to forge new connections with trusted companies that understand our field.

Learn more and register for the 2021 LeadingAge Annual Meeting + EXPO today!

LeadingAge Story Collector: Virtual Reality Builds Engagement Among AL and SNF Residents
The new LeadingAge Story Collector, powered by Gold Partner Greystone, makes it easy to tell your story by making a brief audio recording or writing in your story. One recent story explains how a pilot of virtual reality programming was so popular at one of its communities, Parker has made the headsets available at all five of its communities offering skilled nursing, assisted living, and post-acute care. The activities spark conversation and build connections, and show very positive results in some residents living with dementia. Use the Story Collector to tell us yours! Submissions don’t have to be perfect; LeadingAge staff will contact you to gather more details and information.

Shared Learning: Inclusion—Creating Cultures of Belonging
Join us September 22 for a highly interactive virtual event, facilitated by Kelly Burrello, that will explore ways provider organizations are creating inclusive cultures where everyone is welcomed, valued, and respected. We’ll review examples that represent a range of approaches members are pursuing to foster inclusion within their communities. Register now.

This Week’s Online Coronavirus Policy Updates
Join us today and Wednesday at 3:30 p.m. ET for our online coronavirus policy updates. Today, 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.

This Week: Home Health and Hospice Events
We are hosting events to provide feedback on the Home Health Rule. Join us for two Rule Comment Feedback Sessions this week:

  • August 3 at 3:00 p.m. ET: Home Health Discussion
  • August 5 at 1:00 p.m. ET Hospice Survey Reform Discussion

Registration for these events is not required, so just click the links above to join! Questions? Contact Mollie Gurian.

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.

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. If you have questions about local and state issues, contact your state association. Join the MyLeadingAge Member Community to ask questions, access resources, and share best practices for issues facing members.