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.

Making Care Work Pay in Health Affairs

A recent LeadingAge study, Making Care Work Pay, offers a glimpse into a world in which direct care workers are valued based on the critically important role play in our nation’s health. In a new Health Affairs article, LeadingAge’s Robyn Stone and co-authors Christian Weller, Beth Almeida, and Marc A. Cohen discuss the first-of-its-kind research and its implications.

Our nation’s experience with the coronavirus pandemic sends another clear message: We must act now to stabilize the direct care workforce and professionalize the role of direct care workers. In the process, we will take a critical step toward helping the LTSS field navigate the current pandemic and prepare for the next.

Read the article and learn more about the report.

Tomorrow’s Online Coronavirus Policy Update

Tomorrow at 3:30 p.m. ET, Michael Hebb, founder of CovidPaper.org, a rich resource on “Death, Grief, and Funerals in the COVID Age” will share insights to help staff and residents with comfort and grief. Register now to join us. And visit our Serious Illness, Grief, and ACP Resources page for related tools, tips, advice, and best practices.

AHRQ ECHO National Nursing Home COVID-19 Action Network

The AHRQ ECHO National Nursing Home COVID-19 Action Network is recruiting nursing homes from across the country to participate in a virtual community of practice for improving COVID-19 preparedness, safety, and infection control. To learn more, visit the AHRQ ECHO National Nursing Home COVID-19 Action Network. If you have any questions, contact Janine Finck-Boyle.

Deadline Approaching: HUD Reopens Applications for COVID-19 Relief Payments

HUD announced a second application period for COVID-19 Supplemental Payments from the CARES Act. The filing deadline for multifamily housing owners is this Friday, December 11 for expenses incurred through November. Learn more here.

Annual Meeting Virtual Experience is Now On-Demand

Thanks to all of you who attended the 2020 Annual Meeting Virtual Experience! Attendees will have access to the virtual platform and on-demand content through April 30, 2021. If you were not able to join us for the live event, you can register for on-demand access at a discounted rate and take a look at video highlights from the event.

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 on COVID-19 and beyond, including:

A complete timeline of insights, tools, and useful COVID-19 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.