LeadingAge Need to Know: Coronavirus - 4.7.20

Members | April 07, 2020

The latest daily updates as of April 7. 

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. Yesterday’s Coronavirus Daily Member Update recording is available now. And you can always visit the main coronavirus page.

Post Your Open Jobs Today
Don’t forget to post your open jobs on the LeadingAge Aging Services Career Center. LeadingAge is partnering with major national employers to connect displaced workers from fields such as dining, retail, and hospitality with available jobs in aging services. Over 55 jobs have already been posted in recent days. Learn more about how to post your jobs for FREE now.

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:

NextStep is offering an informal online course designed to improve the safety of caregivers of all kinds working with COVID-19 patients in all settings. The COVID-Ready Caregiver program uses expert-developed online learning to help develop safety skills during the pandemic.

The program is NOT a formal certification—but it can be used to complement additional training. It can also be used by caregivers, housekeeping, and dietary teams, or any staff at independent living, HCBS, adult day, PACE, affordable housing, or other settings, as well as by family caregivers at home.

Staff at LeadingAge members can access the course at no cost, and we just extended the offer so it's valid through April 17. Use code COVIDCERTNOW at check-out.

Questions? Ask LeadingAge National, Your State Association, or Each Other
There are many ways to get help during this crisis. Staff at LeadingAge’s national office are always here for you. Contact our team directly or email us at covid@leadingage.org. If you have questions about local and state issues, contact your state association.

Join over 700 of your colleagues on the MyLeadingAge Member Community COVID-19 group to ask questions, access resources, and share best practices for dealing with the coronavirus.