From LeadingAge National
Tips on How to Grow Your Team
LeadingAge wants to help you fill available jobs. We’re partnering with major national employers to drive displaced workers to the more than 1,100 jobs posted by our members on the  LeadingAge Aging Services Career Center . Postings are FREE to members. Use coupon STANDTOGETHER at checkout. Here are some additional materials you can use to reach local workers in your community:

Tips on How to Train Your Workers
Training is always critical. NextStep is still offering staff at LeadingAge members free access to their  COVID-Ready Caregiver program . Get the informal online course designed to improve the safety of caregivers of all kinds working with COVID-19 patients in all settings. Use code COVIDCERTNOW at check-out. Offer expires this Friday, April 17.
In addition, HealthcareSource is offering 25+ complimentary COVID-19 related courses, and Rouxbe Online Culinary Training is offering its food safety course for free. Find these offers and more on our  Trusted Business Resources page .

Stay on Top of Workforce Policies & Regulations
In past weeks, Congress and federal regulators have announced programs and guidance that can support your coronavirus-related staffing challenges and needs. LeadingAge staff has developed the following guidance and tools for members to stay up-to-date.

Congress is developing the next COVID-19 relief package now. LeadingAge is fighting for a range of solutions for members, including support for workforce challenges. Our Action Alert went out yesterday, but it’s not too late to  TAKE ACTION NOW! Urge Congress to include these LeadingAge priorities in the next coronavirus legislation .

Support Your Staff
LeadingAge National is collecting  stories from members like you  to share creative ways to support staff during these unprecedented times. And the LeadingAge LTSS Center @UMass Boston is publishing  brief summaries of the latest data and analysis  on topics including workforce issues.

Questions? Ask LeadingAge National, Your State Association, or Each Other
Federal Updates
CMS Issues Guidance on Expanded Coverage for Essential COVID-19 Diagnostic Services
  • CMS issued guidance to expanded coverage for essential COVID-19 diagnostic services to ensure private health insurance coverage of COVID-19 diagnostic services and other related services, such as antibody testing, at no cost.
 
CMS Issues Long-Term Care Facility Transfer Scenarios:
  • CMS issued a memorandum on long-term care facility transfer scenarios during the COVID-19 public emergency. NOTE: this is not intended to conflict with any guidance issue by ISDH, and to the extent there might be a conflict in a particular scenario the facility should constct the ISDH strike team – striketeamrequest@isdh.in.gov; or Dr. Dan Rusyniak at Daniel.Rusyniak@fssa.IN.gov.
 
From the FDA:
ISDH Updates
ISDH April 13, 2020 Long Term Care Newsletter
  • QSO-20-25-NH – 2019 Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) Long-Term Care Facility Transfer Scenarios
  • Indiana State Department of Health COVID-19 Resource Center

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Total deaths: 350
Total tested: 44,539