LeadingAge Need to Know: Coronavirus - 7.24.20

Members | July 24, 2020

Daily updates as of July 24.

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. Register now. Visit the main coronavirus page anytime.

Following are the latest coronavirus news and resources.

Act For Older Adults This Weekend!
Congressional negotiations on the next COVID-19 relief package stalled and we don’t expect a draft until next week. The first draft wasn’t released yesterday as expected, but we could see a starting point next week. Send an email to your representatives to encourage them to support LeadingAge’s legislative asks as the first draft comes together.

This weekend, you can also add your voice to the Act For Older Adults campaign to show your support for aging services providers and older adults. Take an #Act4OlderAdults Mask Selfie (download your printable mask template here). Look for more ways to get involved in the campaign next week!

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.

Register Today for the VIRTUAL Collaborative Care HIT Summit
Join LeadingAge CAST and the LTPAC Health IT Collaborative September 15–17 for a virtual 2020 Collaborative Care HIT Summit, the premier health IT conference. As we all navigate the COVID-19 crisis, leaders from across the collaborative care spectrum will come together virtually to discuss critical issues and understand how technology can connect the healthcare ecosystem. Register today!

One Week Left For Leadership Academy Applications!
The COVID-19 pandemic has highlighted the need for strong and adaptable leaders in aging services. LeadingAge’s Larry Minnix Leadership Academy helps your staff acquire critical leadership skills and tools through shared learning in a diverse group of peers from across our field. Complete your application for this unique leadership experience before the July 31 deadline!

Altarum’s Program to Improve Eldercare
Altarum, a national nonprofit health systems research and consulting organization is fielding the “COVID-19 Nursing Home Resident Survey'' as part of their Program to Improve Eldercare. This simple questionnaire is designed to be completed on a computer, a tablet or a smartphone by nursing home residents. Altrarum encourages residents to complete the survey on their own, if they are able. If you’d like to support this research by sharing the survey with your residents, please use this link. The survey closes Monday, August 31.

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.