LeadingAge Need to Know: COVID 19 - 4.10.20

Members | April 10, 2020

Daily updates as of April 10. 

We are sharing the very latest with members twice daily. Morning updates go out via email, and we’re hosting daily online updates each afternoon—with an adjusted schedule this week (see below). And you can always visit the main coronavirus page.

No Live Update this Sunday! We will pause our live online updates once again on Sunday, April 12, to allow members a chance to observe Easter in their communities and with their loved ones. Register to join us live and ask your questions at 3:30 p.m. ET today, Saturday, and every day between April 13-26.

Following are the latest coronavirus news and resources.

Last night, CMS temporarily suspended more rules to expand workforce flexibilities for hospitals, clinics, and other healthcare facilities. The changes include two of the waivers LeadingAge advocated for on behalf of members. This update chart of hospice waivers highlights the new changes. Read CMS’s release here and look for detailed analysis of what this means for you later today on the main coronavirus page.

New Insights and Tools From LeadingAge
LeadingAge staff experts are developing essential guidance and tools, and curating the most relevant resources for aging services providers.

Are you looking for a specific coronavirus document LeadingAge posted in the past few weeks? A complete timeline of insights, tools, and useful links is available here.

Advocating For Members (We Will Need Your Help!)
LeadingAge continues working hard to represent the ever-changing needs and experience of our members. We joined forces with leading organizations on three sets of aligned recommendations for the continuum of long-term services and supportsadult day services, and hospice. We will need your help to make these aggressive asks a reality! Keep an eye out for advocacy action alerts starting next week.

Ideas and Inspiration From Members
Our Member Ideas & Inspiration now includes stories on the ways members are engaging residents around Passover and Easter.

Don’t Forget to Post Your Open Jobs
Post your open jobs on the LeadingAge Aging Services Career Center today. LeadingAge is partnering with major national employers to connect displaced workers from fields such as dining, retail, and hospitality with available jobs in aging services. 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. Staff at LeadingAge’s national office are always here for you. Contact our 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.