LeadingAge Need to Know: Coronavirus - 8.14.20

Members | August 14, 2020

Daily updates as of August 14, 2020.

We are sharing the very latest with members with weekday morning email updates and live online updates Mondays and Wednesdays. Visit the main coronavirus page anytime.

Following are the latest news and resources.

Monday Policy Update
David Grabowski, Professor of Health Care Policy at the Harvard Medical School, will join us for the Coronavirus Online Policy Update on Monday, August 17 at 3:30 PM ET. David is a frequent commenter on issues faced by nursing homes during the pandemic on CNN, MSNBC, Fox News, NPR, and others. In recent months, he testified before both the Senate Finance Committee and the House Ways and Means Committee on the COVID-19 nursing home crisis. He’ll talk about his research and his observations on the impact of the crisis and his thoughts about how nursing homes can weather the coming months.

Member Ideas and Inspiration
LeadingAge members face new challenges every day as a result of coronavirus. Here are a few new stories from our Heartwarmers series, touching stories and anecdotes from the front lines:

Read all our Member Ideas & Inspiration stories, including a new workforce story, Staff Volunteers to Fill in as Direct Care Workers During the Pandemic.

Basic Care Aide Online Training Tool
Time is running out to access LeadingAge’s FREE Basic Care Aide Skill Competency Training Tool to help you maximize your workforce and maintain quality standards. Developed by EduCare©, the program provides a foundation for the skills of the Basic Care Aide in a variety of settings. The training tool is free to members and is available now on the Learning Hub until September 30, 2020.

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.