LeadingAge Need to Know: Coronavirus - 5.20.20

Members | May 20, 2020

Daily updates as of May 20. 

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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.

A Message From Our Board Chair
LeadingAge Board Chair, Carol Silver Elliott, offers this message to members on the negative narrative facing aging services providers in this difficult time.

Here’s what we also know: Elder care providers, especially those who are mission and service-driven, are well prepared to provide quality of life and meet ongoing health care needs. These providers are not hospitals, not ICUs, not emergency departments. They are great at providing ongoing care and, when urgent or emergent care is required, they often make the appropriate call to send those fragile elders to the hospital for a higher level of medical intervention.

Read the entire message from Carol now.

COVID-19 and the Relief of Suffering
The LeadingAge Knowledge Center continues to add new content to help you navigate the COVID-19 crisis. In this 30-minute QuickCast, COVID-19 and the Relief of Suffering, Diane Meier describes the leading sources of suffering—symptom distress, loneliness, and lack of information—and how best to address them to support older adults and their loved ones.

Leadership Summit Cancelled
After thoughtful consideration for the health and welfare of our member organizations and the people they serve, LeadingAge has decided to cancel the 2020 Leadership Summit, scheduled for August 10-12 in Washington, D.C.

While we may not come together for a live event in August, we are actively planning a series of online learning and networking opportunities to enable LeadingAge members to connect and share ideas. We look forward to sharing more about these opportunities in the coming weeks.

Those who have already registered for the 2020 Leadership Summit will be contacted directly regarding their registration fees.

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, including CMS Outlines Key Activities of Nursing Home Reopening. A complete timeline of insights, tools, and useful links is available here, so you’ll never miss an update.

Don’t Forget to Post Your Open Jobs
Post your open jobs on the LeadingAge Aging Services Career Center today. 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. Learn more about how to post your jobs for FREE 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 the MyLeadingAge Member Community COVID-19 group to ask questions, access resources, and share best practices for dealing with the coronavirus.