LeadingAge Need to Know: Coronavirus 11.9.20

Members | November 09, 2020

Daily updates as of November 9.

We are sharing the very latest with members with morning email updates. Over the next two weeks 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.

Introducing the Pandemic Playbook

This year will be remembered as a time when the worst pandemic in a century brought isolation, illness, and death to too many older adults and the people who care for them across settings in communities around the country. LeadingAge believes this year has also brought tremendous lessons for aging services providers. That’s why we’re proud to develop the Pandemic Playbook, an interactive collection of insight, wisdom, and best practices for serving older adults during a catastrophic health crisis like the one we’re facing now.

LeadingAge members have learned critical lessons about navigating a pandemic. We’ve gathered your collective intelligence for the future. The Pandemic Playbook will help ensure that aging services providers—in our membership and beyond—can prepare for and mitigate the impact of a pandemic by applying learning from this year.

Visit the Playbook now at playbook.leadingage.org. (And join today’s Coronavirus Online Policy Update to hear more about the Playbook.

Annual Meeting Begins TOMORROW
Tomorrow begins the most anticipated aging services conference of the year. Register now for the 2020 LeadingAge Annual Meeting Virtual Experience. 6 days of education, empowerment, and entertainment. Hear from Brene Brown, Scott Gottblieb, Verna Myers, and many more. World-class thinkers and game-changers. Be a part of this extraordinary program. Register now and don’t miss out.

Are you a newcomer to the field interested in connecting with peers at the Annual Meeting? Join the Next Gen Professionals Network today at 3:30 p.m. ET for a dynamic afternoon of virtual conversations and fun, engaging activities. Register for Next Gen Meetup here.

Holiday Plans Survey For Residential Providers
As the holidays approach, we know that many members are working hard to figure out the best way to plan for celebrations, travel, and family gatherings for residents and staff. LeadingAge wants to get a better sense of where members are landing on plans, so we’ve developed a short survey on residential providers’ plans for accommodating residents, staff and families who want to gather together with loved ones over the holidays. If your organization provides affordable housing, assisted living, independent living, life plan/CCRC, memory support home or nursing home care, please take this 5-question survey. The deadline is Thursday, Nov 12. Thank you!

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.