Our Mission:

To expand the world of possibilities for aging through advocacy, education, innovation and collaboration.

We are LeadingAge:

Our national partner, LeadingAge, is an association of 6,000 not-for-profit organizations dedicated to expanding the world of possibilities for aging. Together, we advance policies, promote practices and conduct research that supports, enables and empowers people to live fully as they age.

 

 

COVID-19 Updates and Resources

LeadingAge Maryland is working to continually review and share timely information related to COVID-19. We are in daily contact with the Maryland Department of Health and other state-level stakeholders, and will continue to post and email emergent updates and information.


**FREE LeadingAge National Job Postings**
Members should post jobs of all kinds (including temporary positions and those that do not require certification). Read more about the displaced worker partnership between LeadingAge and major national employers and learn how to post jobs for free here.

**New PPE Requesting Process***

Visit our COVID-19 Resources Page

Weekly Call Update for Provider Members |

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Click here for the recap notes from our update call on 03/31/2020

 

Maryland

On April 1, Maryland Department of Health Issues Two Memos on Hospital Discharges, EMS Personnel and Transportation and Testing

On April 1, Hogan Amends Executive Order to Further Authorize Additional Telehealth Services

On March 31, Hogan Issues Executive Order Ensuring Health Care Designation for Disabilities Services Personnel

On March 30, Hogan Issues Stay-at-Home OrderIt is important that your employees have documentation of where they work and that they are essential employees. Download wallet card templates here.

    The Maryland Department of Health has posted guidance for: 

    On March 26, Maryland Schools Superintendent orders child care centers to close on Friday, March 27 - Sets up childcare for designated essential personnel. Currently licensed child day care sites can apply to become an EPCC site. This would allow children of essential personnel (includes a variety of personnel but specifically mentions long term care) to attend a day care with the state paying for the care. See the latest updates here.

    Resources from Johns Hopkins Urban Health Institute - Learn about information, resources, and potential funding sources for organizations in Baltimore and the state of Maryland.  

    The Maryland Department of Aging and Department of Health has great informational videos, 30 second PSAs, downloadable resources and a button to register for the Senior Call Check In program. You may want to post some of the PSAs to your websites and social media. 

    Federal / Housing

    Payroll Protection Program Application Period Opens April 3 - Can Support Aging Services Providers

    On April 2, HUD Updates Q&Awill not be tracking vacancies, more flexible with access reserve accounts and residual receipts.

    ICD-10 Code for COVID-19 - effective beginning April 1

    On March 30, CMS announced package of significant regulatory changes to address the patient surge

    Regulatory Requests Sent to HUD - we will continue to provide updates on these requests as we know more

    On March 28, Department of Labor Expands Definition of "Healthcare Provider" in Regards to New Paid Sick Leave and FMLA Provisions

    On March 28, CMS Announces Accelerated and Advance Payment Program to Begin Immediately Medicare Part A providers and Part B suppliers can apply for up to three months of advanced payments. To apply, contact your Medicare Administrative Contractor. A Fact Sheet explaining eligibility, process for applying, and repayment details is available on the CMS website.

    Updated March 29, Q&A New Paid Sick Leave and FMLA Leave in the Families First Response Act (FFCRA)

    On March 27, CMS put out a Nursing Home Telehealth Toolkit. The toolkit presents policy changes that build on the blanket waiver changes CMS is implementing.

    Medicaid Changes Explained - This article summarizes key provisions related to Medicaid in the legislation signed on March 18, the Families First Bill, as well as the third coronavirus stimulus bill expected to become law by the end of March.

    On March 26, Affordable Housing Funds, Eviction Moratorium in 3rd Stimulus Package.  Housing provisions in the third stimulus package include resources for HUD-assisted housing to pay for COVID-19 related costs as well as a 120-day moratorium on all evictions from federally-assisted housing, including in all HUD, USDA Rural Housing, and Low Income Housing Tax Credit Programs. Status: passed by the Senate on March 25, poised to be passed by the House and signed into law by the Senate on March 27.

    On March 24, HUD updated the Q&A for HUD Multifamily Housing Stakeholders  HUD’s Office of Multifamily Housing announced limited regulatory flexibility to help senior housing providers respond to COVID-19 cases in their apartment complexes. While we welcome the clarity and flexibility provided, we continue to push the agency for certain critical needs, including how housing providers should access masks and older supplies, and whether HUD and Congress will make extra funding available to help navigate the emergency.

    On March 22, the CDC posted Return to Work Criteria memoIt describes strategies to determine when healthcare personnel in any setting may return to work after confirmed or suspected COVID-19 infection. It covers test-based strategies.

     

    Links of Interest:

    CDC Coronavirus Page

    Maryland DoH Coronavirus Page

     

     

       


    LEADINGAGE MARYLAND NEWS


     

    *New Dates*

    2020 Annual Conference - "Together"

    August 18-19

    Turf Valley Resort, Ellicott City, MD

    Register Now

    Turn your passion into possibilities!

    Together, we have the ability to accomplish more than any of us could on our own. Whatever your individual role, you have an integral part to play here at the 2020 LeadingAge Maryland Annual Conference -- from exchanging ideas and experiences with colleagues state wide to exploring bold new strategies for propelling our field forward.

    At the 2020 LeadingAge Maryland Annual Conference, you'll connect with mission-driven colleagues and learn what's working for others, hear fresh perspectives on the most relevant and timely topics in the aging services field, explore new strategies and evolve into a stronger advocate for older adults.

    Together, we are making Maryland a great place to grow old.

    At a glance...

    • Gathering Session - Together | Leadership and organizational culture expert Alan Manning challenges us to explore how our people, teams, organizations, and communities can come together.
    • Gathering Session - The Journey Together | Dr. Danielle Dobermann, Medical Director of the Palliative Medicine Program at Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, leads a provocative discussion to help us better walk end of life journeys with the individuals to whom we provide services and supports.
    • Over 30 breakout sessions - something for everyone on your team!
    • New interactive opportunities in the exhibit space - including virtual reality
    • New this year, FOUR intensive Power Sessions to help you gain in-depth knowledge and practical strategies. Sign up for one, or all: Finance and Strategy; Implicit Bias; Just Culture; and Resilience in Leadership.
    • Networking, colleagues, networking, colleagues - lots of opportunities to connect!

    *Continuing education credit - Nursing Home Administrators and Maryland Social Work credits applied for

    The 2020 theme is "Together"

    We are a community of aging services professionals dedicated to one common purpose: advancing the lives of millions of elders in our collective care. Although we each play separate roles, we are able to accomplish more together than any of us could on our own. Join us as we explore together bold new strategies for propelling our field forward. 

    Send us your stories of "Togetherness"

    We'd like to share our members' stories of togetherness throughout our conference. Please send us any video, photos or other anecdotes demonstrating how your organization exemplifies the theme of "Together". Send media to our Communications Manager, Deanne Bellin.


     

    Skilled Nursing 2-in-1:
    Infection Prevention and Control and COVID-19 Update

    Getting the Most out of your 5 Star Reports

    WEBINAR

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    Want to catch up on the latest news:

    Click here to view past issues of News & Notes

    Calendar

    4/7/2020
    VIRTUAL Staff Educators - Peer Networking Forum

    4/7/2020
    COVID-19 Weekly Call for Provider Members

    4/8/2020
    Nursing Home Administrators - Peer Networking Forum

    4/8/2020
    Affordable Housing Providers COVID-19 Weekly Call

    4/10/2020
    Philanthropy - Peer Networking Forum

    4/14/2020
    VIRTUAL Executive Assistants - Peer Networking Forum

    4/14/2020
    COVID-19 Weekly Call for Provider Members

    4/15/2020
    VIRTUAL Dining - Peer Networking Forum

    4/15/2020
    Housing Happenings - Building 'Community' In Your Community