LeadingAge Need to Know: Coronavirus - 4.24.20

Members | April 24, 2020

Daily updates as of April 24. 


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. Register for live online updates and visit the main coronavirus page anytime.

Following are the latest coronavirus news and resources.

Members Made Your Voices Heard!
On Wednesday, we called on you to make your voice heard as part of our National Day of Action for Aging Services—and you came through! Thank you to the over 2,278 advocates who sent 7,700 messages to Congress.

LeadingAge will never stop fighting to assure that aging services providers get everything you need to help save lives and protect your staff and the older people for whom they care. You can still join us by contacting Congress today.

LeadingAge on MSNBC
Everyday, LeadingAge is speaking out in the media to give decision makers and the public accurate information on the novel coronavirus' impact on our field. This week, President and CEO Katie Smith Sloan spoke to MSNBC about coronavirus and long-term care. See our growing list of press statements and coverage here.

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.

Are you looking for a specific coronavirus document from LeadingAge? A complete timeline of insights, tools, and useful links is available here.

From LeadingAge Centers
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:

Free & Discounted Training Opportunities
NextStep recently launched a new National Temp Nurse Aide Course for employers who want to re-skill incumbent workers (e.g. housekeeping, dietary) for direct care. Enrollment is FREE through May 8 with code HERO2020. Note that the solution isn’t relevant for every state, but can be used in states that waive CNA training standards.

NextStep’s informal COVID-Ready Caregiver online course is also still available at a steep discount to members. The course is designed to improve the safety of caregivers working with COVID-19 patients in all settings. Through May 2, staff at LeadingAge members can use code LEADINGAGE5 at check-out to access the program for just $5.

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 nearly 750 of 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.