LeadingAge Need to Know: Coronavirus 10.19.20

Members | October 19, 2020

Daily updates as of October 19.

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.

This Week’s Online Coronavirus Policy Updates
This week, we’ll have two CDC experts on our online coronavirus policy updates. Today at 3:30 p.m. ET, leading long term care expert Dr. Nimalie Stone from the CDC will be joining us to discuss the latest updates on COVID-19 vaccine distribution and to talk about the difference between antibody treatments and vaccines. She will also cover the CDC’s perspective on the point of care testing machines and how these and other products can help us as we manage transmission of COVID-19 in all settings. On Wednesday, NIOSH/CDC engineer Ken Mead will join us to talk about air filtration, ventilation, and other environmental changes providers can make at no, low, or high cost. If you aren’t already registered for the call, join us here.

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, including:

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

Annual Meeting Provides Unmatched Networking
The LeadingAge Annual Meeting Virtual Experience is your opportunity to reconnect with peers and refresh your purpose. Here’s a sampling of the networking opportunities to choose from:

  • CAST Technology Networking Reception
  • Home Health and Hospice Networking Event - hosted by LeadingAge and VNAA/ElevatingHOME
  • Housing Celebration: Growing Together
  • LGBT Network
  • Single Site Life Plan Community Brown Bag Lunch
  • And More!

Pick what works best for you from a wide variety of networking events available.

Policy, Politics & the Future of Healthcare
Tomorrow, Marsha Greenfield, vice president of health legislation, will speak at HealthPRO Heritage’s Leaders’ L.E.A.P. Week. She will discuss how LTC policy and care delivery will be impacted by a pandemic amidst a tumultuous presidential election. Learn more and register.

RWJF Award for Health Equity: Nominations Open
Nominations are now open for the 2020 Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF) Award for Health Equity. LeadingAge presents this annual award to recognize an individual or a team of 2 individuals who are working to increase access to services, supports, and opportunities that enable vulnerable elders to lead healthy lives. The Nomination deadline is midnight on Friday, November 13. The winner(s) will receive a cash prize, complimentary registration and travel to the 2021 LeadingAge Annual Meeting & EXPO, and recognition during an RWJF-sponsored event. Learn how to nominate someone for the award.

Serious Illness, Grief, and ACP Resources
Aging services providers are no strangers to helping older people and their families navigate serious illness and end-of-life decisions. But in the face of COVID-19, advance care planning is more important than ever. We’ve gathered materials and resources to help you have conversations with residents and clients who are high risk for serious complications of COVID-19. On our Serious Illness, Grief, and ACP Resources page, you’ll find trusted resources offering tools, tips, advice, and best practices focused on COVID-19.

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.