LeadingAge Need to Know - 8.6.21

Members | August 06, 2021

LeadingAge Need to Know: Friday, August 6, 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.

A Message From Our Board Chair
LeadingAge Board Chair Carol Silver Elliott offers this message to members about our strength and determination as the Delta variant continues to challenge our field.

At this moment, that COVID enemy that we thought we had in retreat is not really retreating the way we had hoped. Every day we watch as the Delta variant drives the number of cases up and, along with it, the number of deaths. We may have won the initial battle but, clearly, we have not yet won the war.

Read the entire message from Carol on testing our mettle.

Opening Doors to Aging Services: Research Launch
The public, media, and policymakers are more focused on the aging services sector than ever before. LeadingAge is seizing this moment with the Opening Doors to Aging Services initiative to better understand public views and perceptions of the aging services sector.

The initiative is grounded in original research that assesses the external factors and public perceptions that exist today. This extensive body of work is now available for LeadingAge members, partners, and the field. You’ll find an executive summary, landscape visualizations, and a deep dive into all our detailed findings. Visit LeadingAge.org to explore the findings now.

Survey Readiness: Navigating Nursing Home Regulations and Oversight
Join us Tuesday, Aug. 31 to gain an insider’s perspective on nursing home regulations and access answers to key questions about the survey process in the wake of COVID-19. Learn more and register here.

Connecting to Shape the Future of Services for Older Adults.
The 2021 Global Ageing Network Virtual Summit brings together providers, thought leaders, and those working in the aged care sector for a two-day interactive, virtual experience. We’ll be joined by internationally recognized experts to discuss the future of aging services in a post-pandemic world, and together we’ll explore how to strengthen and expand workforces to meet the demands of our rapidly changing societies. Register today.

Next Week’s Online Coronavirus Policy Updates
Join us on Monday and Wednesday at 3:30 p.m. ET for our online policy updates. On Monday, Dr. David Dowdy of Johns Hopkins University will join us to discuss breakthrough infections and how to prevent them, and will share modeling on the surge. On Wednesday, Courtney Wood from Masonicare in Connecticut will talk about how her organization dealt with a small cluster of breakthrough infections in vaccinated residents. Register now to join us.

ACL & FEMA Region II Ready Seniors Webinar
ACL and FEMA Region 2 have partnered on a workshop aimed at preparing organizations that provide critical support services to senior citizens in their communities during a major disaster.
Emergency planners for nursing homes, assisted living facilities, senior community centers, senior housing, adult day care centers, home meal delivery services, charitable organizations, and others who provide services to senior citizens should plan to attend this webinar series. Register for the presentations: Wednesday, Aug. 25 and Thursday, Aug. 26.

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.