LeadingAge Need to Know - 8.25.21

Members | August 25, 2021

LeadingAge Need to Know: Wednesday, August 25, 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.

LeadingAge Vaccine Mandate Member Town Hall TOMORROW
Join us tomorrow, August 26 from 3-4 p.m. ET for a virtual town hall on vaccine mandates. Your input helps us understand what members are thinking and how we can best advocate for you with the Administration and Congress. LeadingAge members can register for the town hall here.

A Message From Katie
LeadingAge president and CEO Katie Smith Sloan wrote a new message on LeadingAge’s Opening Doors to Aging Services initiative.

We’re developing...resources through our Opening Doors to Aging Services initiative, which we launched in January to better understand and address public perceptions of our sector. Over many months, we conducted surveys and focus groups with stakeholders from our field and adjacent sectors, LeadingAge members, current and potential consumers of aging services and family members, and current and prospective staff. The illuminating findings from that research are now available for your review.

Read Katie’s entire message on speaking with a collective voice to strengthen the aging services sector.

NEXT WEEK: Survey Readiness Webinar for Nursing Homes
Don’t forget about next Tuesday’s webinar that will provide an insider’s perspective on nursing home regulations and answer key questions about the survey process in the wake of COVID-19. We’ll share how to approach any inadequate documentation, identify strategies for a successful informal dispute resolution, and more. Learn more and register today.

Pandemic Playbook Includes New Resources on Rethinking the Future
An important update to the LeadingAge Pandemic Playbook is now in place. “Reopen, Recover, Reimagine: Moving Forward Together” is the newly renamed and expanded chapter 9, focused not only on the present of the pandemic but also the future of member organizations. The chapter includes new resources on rebuilding occupancy and returning to stability, along with how providers are rethinking fundamental assumptions about how to serve older adults. Read the Pandemic Playbook now at playbook.leadingage.org.

2021 Annual Meeting + EXPO: Creating Opportunities, Together
The 2021 LeadingAge Annual Meeting 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 that 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.

The safety of meeting attendees is LeadingAge’s top priority. As you plan your trip to Atlanta, please be sure to view the new health and safety protocols that will be in place for all attendees and exhibitors. If you have questions, please reach out at sales@leadingage.org.

Connecting to Shape the Future of Ageing Services Across the World
Time is running out to register for the 2021 Global Ageing Network Summit, happening virtually September 7-8. Join LeadingAge and aged care colleagues from across the globe to explore innovative new approaches to care and discuss the future of aging in a post-pandemic world. Content highlights include:

  • Exploration of how our field’s innovation and resiliency during COVID-19 created blueprints for the care home of the future. Providers and a prominent senior living architect discuss what our communities and services will look like in the years ahead.
  • Analysis of successful community infrastructure models from other countries, and advice on how they might benefit your own community.
  • Special keynotes by Joseph F. Coughlin (MIT Age Lab), Katie Sloan (LeadingAge), Marcus Riley (Global Ageing Network), and Wendy Walker (Asian Development Bank).

Register today! For one low fee, your entire staff can access the Summit’s full slate of content.

Today’s Online Coronavirus Policy Update
Today at 3:30 p.m. ET, Christy Zeitz from LeadingAge member Fellowship Square communities will share how her staff is working to bolster morale amid trying times. Register now to join us.

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, 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. 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.