LeadingAge Need to Know: Coronavirus 10.8.20

Members | October 08, 2020

Daily updates as of October 8.

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.

Take the Home Health and Hospice Survey

Home health and hospice providers: we need to hear from you! LeadingAge is supporting HHS’s planned distribution of rapid COVID-19 tests to home health and hospice organizations. Last week, HHS began distributing the tests and will continue distributions for several weeks as a total of 10 million tests will be allocated to home care and hospice. HHS is requesting information about organizations to determine the proportion of tests you may be eligible for and shipping requirements. Please complete this three-minute survey now. The deadline to complete the survey is tomorrow, Friday, October 9. If you have questions, please reach out to Mollie Gurian at mgurian@leadingage.org.

Inclusion Night at LeadingAge Annual Meeting Virtual Experience

Join the LGBT Network for the 14th Annual Inclusion Night! This event honors those who have paved the way for diversity and inclusion in aging services and celebrates the work our members do every day providing LGBT-inclusive high-quality supports and services for all. Check out our surprise guest for the evening and RSVP to attend the event. Interested in more LGBT programming at annual meeting? Interested in more inclusion programming at annual meeting? Check out the full education program for sessions like Developing and Sustaining an Inclusive Culture.

Rethinking Ageist Marketing Imagery

In this QuickCast, Seiden Advertising shares examples of how to be more intentional about using authentic images of older adults in community websites and marketing materials rather than relying on stock photography to depict older consumers. Access this and other resources for free on the Learning Hub.

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.