What Have We Done for You Lately? - August 2017

Our Story | August 29, 2017

LeadingAge is proud of the work it does every day to serve our members. Here are some highlights of our work for you during August 2017.

RELEASED OUR VISION FOR LTSS FINANCING

Early in August, LeadingAge unveiled its vision for the future of long-term services and supports (LTSS) in a new report: A New Vision for Long-Term Services and Supports. The report outlines 3 essential features of a universal LTSS insurance program:

  • A universal approach to coverage.
  • A catastrophic benefit period.
  • A “managed cash” benefit structure.

Consider reading and sharing the report to help advance the movement for reform. Millions of lives depend on it.

UPDATED OUR DISASTER RESOURCES

LeadingAge updated our user-friendly toolkit to help senior living organizations prepare for and respond when disaster strikes.

The toolkit includes videos, guides, worksheets and checklists that can help you carry out disaster preparedness, disaster response, and disaster recovery. It also features pandemic flu resources.

ADVOCATED FOR CHANGES IN FEDERAL POLICY

During August, our Advocacy Team made its voice heard on your behalf. Specifically, LeadingAge called for:

RELEASED A PORTRAIT OF LEADINGAGE MEMBERS

The LeadingAge LTSS Center @UMass Boston (formerly the LeadingAge Center for Applied Research) released a report in August summarizing the results of 5 surveys it conducted among LeadingAge members during 2016.

The goal of the research was to gather much-needed information about nonprofit providers of aging services, and to help LeadingAge better understand its members so it can better serve them.

Read A Portrait of Our Members for an overview of the survey findings.

UPDATED OUR TOOLKIT ON FUNCTIONAL ASSESSMENT TECHNOLOGY

CAST just updated its Functional Assessment and Activity Monitoring Technology Selection Tool, which addresses wearable consumer technologies. We hope you’ll use the updated tool to learn about, plan for, select, implement and adopt functional assessment and activity monitoring technologies that fit your organization’s needs.