LeadingAge Need to Know: Coronavirus 10.14.20

Members | October 14, 2020

Daily updates as of October 14.

We are sharing the very latest with members with weekday morning email updates and live online updates Mondays and Wednesdays. Visit the main coronavirus page anytime.

Following are the latest news and resources.

A Message From Katie

LeadingAge president and CEO Katie Smith Sloan wrote a new message on asking the right questions during the pandemic.

“We’re still in the middle of the crisis called COVID. I know you still struggle to meet the unprecedented challenges that this deadly virus throws at you every single day. But even in the midst of our present danger, we can’t lose sight of the future or stop working to make sure this crisis produces real change.”

Read Katie’s entire message on what LeadingAge members should ask themselves before the pandemic comes to an end.

Did You Miss? Making Care Pay Work Report
As members on the front lines of the coronavirus pandemic know better than most, direct care workers are critically important to our nation’s health—but they are not usually valued accordingly. A new LeadingAge study, Making Care Pay Work, offers a glimpse into a different world in which direct care workers earn at least a living wage. The research demonstrates that the single action of paying direct care workers a living wage has the power to reduce staff shortages and turn-over, improve productivity and quality of care, infuse billions of dollars into local economies and offer financial security and independence of care workers themselves. Read the full report now. Join Robyn Stone, senior vice president of research, for a webinar discussing the report next Tuesday, October 20 at 11:00 a.m. ET.

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 on COVID-19 and beyond.

A complete timeline of insights, tools, and useful COVID-19 links is available here, so you’ll never miss an update.

Online Coronavirus Policy Update
COVID-19 has made the racial and social inequities that exist for older adults become painfully apparent in communities across our country. Mary McMullin from Covia will be on this Wednesday to share best practices on systematically addressing diversity and inclusion within your provider organization. She has great insights on how you can work with your leadership and residents to build trust and ownership and help shape the way your community values all who are served. Register now to join us..

LeadingAge Members: Send Us Your Videos
Calling all LeadingAge Members! We are seeking a short video of your staff and residents saying “hi” to fellow LeadingAge members around the country for a project for the LeadingAge Annual Meeting Virtual Experience. Check out recording recommendations and learn more about how to submit your video. Deadline for submission is October 18.

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 or email us at covid@leadingage.org. If you have questions about local and state issues, contact your state association. Join the MyLeadingAge Member Community COVID-19 group to ask questions, access resources, and share best practices for dealing with the coronavirus.