LeadingAge Need to Know: Coronavirus - 5.19.20

Members | May 19, 2020

Daily updates as of May 19. 

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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 at 3:30 p.m. ET. You can visit the main coronavirus page anytime.

Following are the latest coronavirus news and resources.

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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.

Yesterday, CMS issued a memo, which is analyzed here: CMS’s Phased Reopening Guidance for Nursing Homes. The guidance for reopening nursing homes follows the phases of the White House’s Opening Up America Again and includes a recommendation that nursing homes plan for a baseline test of every resident and staff member with additional testing thereafter.

LeadingAge issued a press statement following the release, asking “When will vulnerable older Americans and their caregivers get the support needed to protect them from the most dangerous pandemic in a century?” CNNMcKnight's Long Term Care, and Skilled Nursing News capture our response.

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

Member Solutions for COVID-19 Needs
Now more than ever it is critical for you to find services and solutions without spending precious time scouring the internet. That’s why we give members exclusive access to the LeadingAge Member Solutions program. The program connects you with innovative products and solutions, with pre-negotiated savings just for members.

During the pandemic, low and no-contact solutions are vital to support the safety and continuity of your business. Member Solutions offer a variety of partners that can help:

  • Transitioning away from paper checks to Digital Payments through CareGrove
  • Providing clinically-backed, skills-based COVID-Readiness Caregiver training through NextStep
  • Offering staff digital access to earned, but unpaid, wages with PayActiv
  • Accessing comprehensive toolkits, templates, and regulatory resources on The Compliance Store
  • Finding tools to track, monitor, and report on Economic Relief Fund expenses with CLA

Many of our Partners are also evolving their services to support our members through the coronavirus crisis. Learn more about these valuable member benefits now.

From the LeadingAge LTSS Center
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:

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.