LeadingAge Need to Know: Coronavirus 11.3.20

Members | November 03, 2020

Daily updates as of November 3.

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.

Last Day to Complete Our Short Survey on Testing
We’re asking members to share their experiences with the various government-supplied COVID-19 tests, as well as to understand your overall ongoing testing needs. Your response to the survey will help ensure that LeadingAge can represent the reality of your testing needs and concerns. Please complete the survey by TODAY.

Home Health & Hospice at the Annual Meeting Virtual Experience
The Annual Meeting Virtual Experience begins on November 10! Register today to reconnect with your peers and your purpose, and don’t miss these sessions specifically for home health and hospice providers:

  • Strategies for the Future of Care in the Home
    Tuesday, November 17, 1:15-1:45 p.m. ET
    Review how COVID-19 has had an impact on the trajectory of mergers, acquisitions, and partnerships in home health, home care, and hospice—and the tactics to preserve existing business lines while considering ways to innovate in a changing landscape.
  • Coordinated Care for Your Community: Lessons Learned from PACE
    Thursday, November 19, 1:45 p.m. - 2:15 p.m. ET
    Review innovations PACE organizations have taken up in response to the pandemic, steps providers are taking to ensure safety and access to their physical day centers, and what strategies organizations may adapt to succeed in the future.
  • The Role of Grief and Bereavement Services in COVID-19 Recovery
    Thursday, November 19, 1:45 p.m. - 2:15 p.m. ET
    Understand the types and manifestations of COVID-related grief, the importance of grief, bereavement, and trauma informed counseling in recovery and resilience, and the role of hospice and other community providers in this aspect of recovery.

Check out more sessions of interest and register now. We’re also hosting a reception for home health and hospice members; if you are attending Annual Meeting, please RSVP for the reception!

LTSS Center COVID-19 Research Summaries
The LeadingAge LTSS Center @UMass Boston is sharing research studies and research-based articles focusing on how the coronavirus pandemic is affecting older adults and the people who care for them. Check out our brief summaries of the latest data and analysis, including these recently posted articles:

New Strategic Consulting Opportunity for Members
Every day, LeadingAge members receive access to tools, resources, insights and support from our expert staff -- but sometimes you need a little more hands-on help to answer tough questions about how to deliver care with the best outcomes. That's why we’re proud to announce our new LeadingAge Consulting program.

LeadingAge Consulting offers members access to deeper levels of direct support through strategic consulting and technical assistance engagements. The program is powered by a team of the most trusted and reliable specialists in our field who are available to members at special discounted fees. Think of them as an extension of LeadingAge’s on-staff experts.

The first partner in the consulting program will be ATI Advisory, a research and advisory services firm working to transform the delivery of health care and aging services for older adults. Learn more about LeadingAge Consulting and working with ATI.

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.