LeadingAge Need to Know - 8.31.21

Members | August 31, 2021

LeadingAge Need to Know: Monday, August 30, 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.

TOMORROW: Survey Readiness Webinar for Navigating Nursing Home Regulations
Gain an insider’s perspective on nursing home regulations and get answers to key questions about the survey process in the wake of COVID-19. We’ll cover the relationship between regulations, CMS's guidance to surveyors, and facility generated policies and procedures and the impact each has on compliance decisions. Plus: hear from experts on how to approach inadequate documentation, identify strategies for a successful informal dispute resolution, and more. Register now.

Affordable Housing and LTSS: Promising Practices from Three States
Connecticut, New Jersey, and Massachusetts are taking proactive steps to deliver home and community-based services to residents of subsidized housing. A new report supported by AARP, AARP Foundation, The Commonwealth Fund, and the SCAN Foundation examines how three states—New Jersey, Connecticut, and Massachusetts—are taking proactive approaches to linking affordable senior housing with services so older adults with low incomes can remain in their own apartments and communities. The report was co-authored by Alisha Sanders and Robyn Stone of the LeadingAge LTSS Center @UMass Boston, and Rodney Harrell and Shannon Guzman of the AARP Public Policy Institute. It is part of a collection of Promising Practices published in July 2021 in conjunction with the release of Advancing Action, 2020: A State Scorecard on Long-Term Services and Supports for Older Adults, People with Physical Disabilities, and Family Caregivers.

This Week’s Online Coronavirus Policy Updates
Join us today and Wednesday at 3:30 p.m. ET for our online policy updates. Today, Barbara Thomas, CEO of LeadingAge member Kendal at Oberlin, will talk about her recent experience with breakthrough COVID-19 cases and the lessons learned from the experience. On Wednesday, Dr. Monica Gandhi will outline her thinking and rationale about whether boosters are needed and provide candid advice on what is happening with COVID-19. Register now to join us.

Life Plan Community Advisory Group Today
Join us today at 2:00 p.m. ET for a Life Plan Community Advisory Group focused on market opportunities and growth. To discuss this evolving and ever-relevant topic, we have a dynamic panel of experts: Nicole Fallon, LeadingAge; Dan Hermann and Lisa McCracken, Ziegler; Rich Navarro and Brad Paulis, Continuing Care Actuaries; and Joann Handy, strategic consultant. To register for the call and receive the Zoom link, email Dee Pekruhn.

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.