LeadingAge Need to Know: Coronavirus 10.21.20

Members | October 21, 2020

Daily updates as of October 21.

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 Our Board Chair

LeadingAge Board Chair, Carol Silver Elliott, offers this message to members about courage.

I am overwhelmed by the courage and bravery of our team and have heard similar stories from many organizations and many of my colleagues. I think of the young woman who works in housekeeping on our assisted living campus. During the worst days in April, when many staff were ill, this woman offered to come to the nursing home campus and clean the COVID rooms. She has young children and a husband but her response, when asked why she did this, was that “someone had to do it.”

Read the entire message from Carol on the courage we’ve seen all around us during this pandemic.

Today’s Online Coronavirus Policy Update
Don’t miss today’s online policy update for the second of this week’s two CDC experts. 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. 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 has been extended to Sunday, October 25.

Project ECHO’s National Nursing Home COVID-19 Action Network
Join us at the Annual Meeting Virtual Experience November 18 at 11:30 a.m. ET to hear about Project ECHO from ECHO team members, and learn how ECHO and LeadingAge are working to support you. Project ECHO democratizes life changing knowledge and care–since its inception in 2003, ECHO has used platforms like ZOOM to support small teams (3-4 people) from health care provider organizations in collaborative learning. The LeadingAge Project ECHO Meeting is open to registered annual meeting attendees only so register now!

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.

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.