LeadingAge Need to Know: Coronavirus 11.16.20

Members | November 16, 2020

Daily updates as of November 16.

We are sharing the very latest with members with morning email updates. This week during the Annual Meeting, emails will go out only Mondays and Fridays, and online policy updates will happen only Mondays. 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 facing the trauma of what we’ve experienced in 2020. 2020.

Coming together with members after all these months had a powerful effect on me. Like many of you, I had tears in my eyes as I listened to LeadingAge Board Chair Carol Silver Elliott so poignantly describe the trauma we’ve all experienced during 2020. It was such a relief to acknowledge our shared sadness, brokenness, and weariness.

Read Katie’s entire message on helping each other heal from COVID-19 trauma.

WE NEED YOUR HELP: Please Take This Short Survey on COVID-19 Needs
As we continue to fight for you and all our members on the Hill and in the media, it’s critical that we understand the ever-changing state of your needs. Please complete the following fast questions to support our efforts. Your individual responses will not be shared.

Don’t Miss Week Two of the Annual Meeting Virtual Experience!
It’s not too late to take part in this extraordinary program. Register now and don’t miss out on this week’s three additional days of insightful content.

Today’s Online Policy Update
Home health providers won't want to miss today’s online coronavirus policy update. Michael Mutterer, Vice President of Patient Care at Silver Cross Hospital in Illinois, will share lessons learned from COVID, and how home health care providers can build staff morale and keep key staff during difficult times. Register now to join us!

Don’t Forget: the Aging Services Career Center Is Still Free!
Have you posted your open jobs on the LeadingAge Aging Services Career Center? Your fellow members have posted new jobs for FREE in recent weeks. LeadingAge is partnering with major national employers to connect displaced workers from fields such as dining, retail, and hospitality with available jobs in aging services. Learn more about how to post your jobs 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, including:

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

2020 LeadingAge Award of Honor
Every year, we bestow the Award of Honor on one member who has provided nationally significant, transformative leadership in aging services. This person shows vision, mission, compassion, and courage every day in their communities. This year, in the face of great adversity and overwhelming tragedy, you have all risen to the occasion and demonstrated remarkable leadership and unbelievable courage in what will likely be remembered as the hardest year of your life. Watch Katie Smith Sloan’s presentation of the award.

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.