LeadingAge Need to Know: Coronavirus - 4.23.20

Members | April 23, 2020

Daily updates as of April 23. 

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We are sharing the very latest with members twice daily. Morning updates go out via email, and we’re hosting daily online updates each afternoon. The recording from yesterday's Coronavirus Daily Member Update is available now. Visit the main coronavirus page anytime.

The Role of Technology During the Coronavirus Pandemic
The role of technology in aging services is evolving in the face of the coronavirus pandemic. We are seeing an explosion of interest in how technology can help build connectedness—between older people and their families, friends, caregivers, and heath care providers. LeadingAge is offering ideas, expertise, advocacy, and tools to help you leverage technology during this crisis.

Supporting Social Connectedness through Technology
During this time of social distancing, technology can help older people feel less lonely and isolated. We’ve curated technology resources—some free—that can help you prevent loneliness and isolation among older adults during COVID-19 quarantines and isolation.

In addition, LeadingAge CAST has updated its Social Connectedness and Engagement Technology Tool. The tool features a Product Matrix and Online Selection Tool for 45 products, including three new products, as well as six new case studies. Get a snapshot of the new case studies and products and dive into one of the case studies from Connected Living.

Expansion of Telehealth
The LeadingAge Knowledge Center continues to add new content to help you navigate the COVID-19 crisis. Access these resources for free on the LearningHub Coronavirus page. A new QuickCast on Telehealth, Telemedicine, and Remote Patient Monitoring highlights ways to leverage your existing technology.

If you are considering a new telehealth solution, the LeadingAge CAST Telehealth and RPM Selection Tool will help you to choose the right technology for your organization’s needs.

As the COVID-19 pandemic evolves, we are seeing expanded coverage for Medicare beneficiaries and funding to help providers to purchase telecommunications services, information services, and devices necessary to provide connected care services.

Read all the latest telehealth updates.

Monthly Messages from LeadingAge CAST Executive Director
Majd Alwan (who McKinights named one of 40 notable newsmakers!) shares an update from the center, including some of the resources featured in the messages, as well as news from CAST members, a call for artificial intelligence (AI) experts to help with COVID-19 research, and more.

New Insights and Tools From LeadingAge
LeadingAge staff experts are developing essential guidance and tools, and curating the most relevant resources for aging services providers, including Seniors and Affordable Housing: Bridging the Connectivity Gap. A complete timeline of insights, tools, and useful links is available here, so you’ll never miss an update. 

Practical Tech Ideas From Members
We're gathering Member Ideas & Inspiration, including the innovative ways members are deploying technology to better serve older people and support their staff. New stories are available now. 

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 your fellow members in the MyLeadingAge Member Community COVID-19 group to ask questions, access resources, and share best practices for dealing with the coronavirus. Or want to talk tech? Join the CAST group