LeadingAge Need to Know: Coronavirus - 4.27.20

Members | April 27, 2020

Daily updates as of April 27. 

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We are sharing the very latest with members twice each weekday. Morning updates go out via email, and we’re hosting daily online updates each weekday afternoon. You can visit the main coronavirus page anytime.

Starting this week, our live online updates will happen five days a week on Monday-Friday at 3:30 p.m. ET. We’re ending weekend updates in favor of a weekdays-only schedule. Like over 4,000 of your colleagues, you can register for live online updates here.

Following are the latest coronavirus news and resources.

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.

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

Post Your Open Jobs on the Aging Services Career Center
Have you posted your open jobs on the LeadingAge Aging Services Career Center? We are partnering with major national employers to connect displaced workers from fields such as dining, retail, and hospitality with available jobs in aging services. Add your openings to those already listed! Learn more about how to post your jobs for FREE now.

Staff Training Opportunities
You need to be sure all your team members can work safe during the pandemic. NextStep’s informal COVID-Ready Caregiver online course is 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 $5.

Also, NextStep recently launched a 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.

More Learning Opportunities From LeadingAge Centers
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. The LearningHub includes many timely QuickCasts, including:

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.