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:
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.
Join nearly 750 of your fellow members in the MyLeadingAge Member Community COVID-19 group to ask questions, access resources, and share best practices for dealing with the coronavirus.
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 – firstname.lastname@example.org; or Dr. Dan Rusyniak at Daniel.Rusyniak@fssa.IN.gov.
The FDA published product-specific guidances (PSGs) to support generic drug development for chloroquine phosphate and hydroxychloroquine sulfate, given the anticipated increase in demand for these drugs.