LeadingAge Need to Know: Coronavirus - 8.21.20

Members | August 21, 2020

Daily updates as of August 21, 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.

Collaborative Care & Health IT Summit Early Bird Special
Don’t miss the virtual 2020 Collaborative Care & HIT Summit, September 15-17. Register before August 28 using discount code TSAP2020 to receive $75 off your registration. The challenges of COVID-19 highlight the need for technologies in aging services, including telehealth and Fast Healthcare Interoperability Resources (FHIR). Don’t miss a thought-provoking keynote and two special panels on how tech solutions can transform aging and collaborative care:

  • Technology Innovation Keynote - The Future of Technology: Implications for Collaborative Care Post COVID-19
  • Telehealth Panel - Case Studies from the Trenches
  • Federally Supported Interoperability Initiatives Panel: FHIR Accelerator Initiatives

Register today to attend the premier health IT conference.

Coronavirus Spotlight Podcasts
The podcast series, LeadingAge Coronavirus Spotlights, features presentations by LeadingAge members and subject-matter experts who have been guests on our live online updates. Listen to these brief but informative podcasts to learn more about how your colleagues are coping with the pandemic. For the full-length audio of all the member update calls, visit the Coronavirus Member Updates Archive.

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.

Mental Wellbeing Resources When You Need It
As the pandemic continues, it’s important for us to acknowledge the mental and emotional impact of living through a crisis. It’s also important to remember that folks already living with mental health diagnoses may be struggling with more, or exacerbated symptoms. So, as we continue to walk this path, we encourage you to seek resources and support. The Learning Hub has a growing list of resources under the Mind, Body, and Spirit topic, and we’ve curated other trusted resources and articles.

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.