LeadingAge Need to Know: Coronavirus - 5.26.20

Members | May 26, 2020

Daily updates as of May 22. 

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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.

Got Six Minutes? We’ve Got Leadership Insights
The LeadingAge Knowledge Center continues to add new content to help you navigate the COVID-19 crisis. This week’s QuickCast is Leading through a Crisis: Insights from the Field In this 6-minute QuickCast, Wendy Green shares leadership insights from aging services providers who are leading their organizations and teams through COVID-19.

Senate Aging Committee COVID-19 Hearing
The “Caring for Seniors Amid the COVID-19 Crisis” hearing included voices of support for the aging services continuum. Last week’s comments from members and witnesses echoed LeadingAge’s Five Essential Actions, which lay out the urgent steps needed to protect care providers and the millions of older adults they serve.

Witness Dr. Steven Landers, a member of VNAA/ElevatingHOME, emphasized the need for effective use of telehealth, reinforcing LeadingAge’s position that telehealth visits should be reimbursable for home health providers. Watch the recording here. LeadingAge will submit written comments for the record early this week.

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:

And don’t miss the new blog by LTSS Center’s Robyn Stone, Alisha Sanders, and Geralyn Magan published by Health Affairs.

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.

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

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.