LeadingAge Need to Know: Coronavirus 10.5.20

Members | October 05, 2020

Daily updates as of October 5.

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.

Today’s Online Coronavirus Policy Update
Admiral Brett Giroir, MD, Assistant Secretary for Health, will join our Online Coronavirus Policy Update today at 3:30 p.m. ET to address questions related to antigen testing, wait times for BD PCR test kits, Abbot BinaxNOW tests, and more. Also, we’ll hear from LeadingAge California’s Jeannee Parker Martin about serving on the Coronavirus Commission on Safety and Quality in Nursing Homes and what key takeaways from the report. Register to join us.

Phase 3 Provider Relief Application Opens Today
HHS announced that providers may begin applying for a $20 billion Phase 3 General Distribution of Provider Relief Funds (PRF) today. Even those providers who have received a full 2% of their annual patient care revenue through prior distributions may be eligible for an add-on payment based upon their incurred coronavirus expenses and lost revenues. Read more about the Phase 3 Application.

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.

Mayo Clinic’s Singing Surgeon to Perform at Annual Meeting
Dr. Elvis Francois, also known as the singing surgeon from the Mayo Clinic, will perform during one of our Annual Meeting Virtual Experience Mission Moment events on Wednesday, November 11 from 1:45 to 2:15 p.m. ET. You may recognize him because he recently sang the Star-Spangled Banner for the Indy 500. View the full list of activities taking place during the virtual event here.

Access Training on the Knowledge Center
Nurses who can lead on the front line of this pandemic are critical right now. Nurse LEAD: Leadership Training Program is a training program to help charge nurses and team leaders in nursing homes become more effective coaches, leaders and supervisors. If your work supports people with dementia, check out the series of 52 microlearning lessons in Person-Centered Dementia Care. Other training tools are available on mental health and ageism.

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.