LeadingAge Iowa is a statewide membership organization of non-profit providers of aging services and supports and the champion for advancement and innovation in aging services. Our mission is to be the voice, support and connector for non-profit members and the people they serve. Our membership is diverse, representing the spectrum of non-profit long-term support and service providers including skilled nursing, assisted and independent living, PACE, home health, adult day, respite, hospice and home delivered meals.  Our members serve over 25,000 older adults in Iowa each day.

New Guidance from IDPH for LTC Providers

On the November 2nd IDPH LTC webinar, IDPH reviewed the following pieces of guidance for LTC providers: 

The staffing guidance provides recommendations on actions that providers should take to prepare for staffing shortages before and at the onset of a COVID-19 outbreak and outlines the steps providers can take if they reach crisis staffing levels including the potential use of workers returning to work earlier than recommended by the CDC guidance.

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LeadingAge Launches Pandemic Playbook

This year will be remembered as a time when the worst pandemic in a century brought isolation, illness, and death to too many older adults and the people who care for them across settings in communities around the country. LeadingAge believes this year has also brought tremendous lessons for aging services providers. That’s why we’re proud to develop the Pandemic Playbook, an interactive collection of insight, wisdom, and best practices for serving older adults during a catastrophic health crisis like the one we’re facing now.

LeadingAge members have learned critical lessons about navigating a pandemic. We’ve gathered your collective intelligence for the future. The Pandemic Playbook will help ensure that aging services providers -- in our membership and beyond -- can prepare for and mitigate the impact of a pandemic by applying learning from this year. Visit the Playbook now at playbook.leadingage.org!