LeadingAge Need to Know: Coronavirus - 7.28.20

Members | July 28, 2020

Daily updates as of July 28.

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.

Show the Love: Hearts for Direct Care Workers
Help us send love and thanks to care workers on Direct Care Worker Appreciation Day! On July 30, six months after the day the World Health Organization declared coronavirus a global health emergency, we invite all Americans to acknowledge those who have gone above and beyond to protect the health and well-being of older adults during this pandemic.

These frontline workers show up each day to serve older adults in nursing homes, assisted living, affordable housing, home health, hospice, and all the places older people receive care. They have continued on for months without recognition for their heroism and compensation for their extraordinary efforts serving older Americans. They have been risking their lives, too often without the equipment they need to protect themselves and the people in their charge.

Join us to show care workers just how much we love them, and ensure that our leaders in Congress see our support as they decide whether or not to fund care worker relief in the next legislation package.

On Thursday, we’ll flood social media with #Hearts4CareWorkers. Post your notes, pictures, or videos of hearts on social media as a thank you to direct care workers for all that they’ve done to help older adults during the pandemic.

COVID-19 Legal Issues: QuickCast and Webinar
The LeadingAge Knowledge Center continues to add new content to help you navigate the COVID-19 crisis -- including the critical legal issues the pandemic has created. During this week’s QuickCast, COVID-19 Documentation: Actions Communities Should Take Now, attorney Sean Fahey focuses on key documentation areas providers should address to minimize risk in the future.

And on Thursday, August 6, Daniel Burke and Lyndsey Barnett will review the latest legal guidance for continuing to operate during COVID-19. Earn 1.0 NAB CEs while covering topics including: employee privacy, PTO best practices, leave-sharing plans, and more. Register now to reserve your spot on this vital upcoming webinar.

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:

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

Post Your Open Jobs on the Aging Services Career Center
Have you posted your open jobs on the LeadingAge Aging Services Career Center? We are partnering with major national employers to connect displaced workers from fields such as dining, retail, and hospitality with available jobs in aging services. Add your openings today! 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.