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Coronavirus Resource Center

The COVID-19 pandemic requires LTC communities and hospitals to face many common challenges. One of the most critical of those relate to transfers and discharges between these two health care settings. We appreciate the hard work of LTC communities, hospitals, ISDH and all stakeholders in state government as we move towards a general consensus approach on those issues. We anticipate a resolution in in the near future. LeadingAge Indiana is consistently amazed at, and applauds your dedication and commitment to your residents and staff. Please stay safe and healthy.

 

COVID-19 E-News Updates from LeadingAge Indiana

March 2020 Coronavirus Updates

April 2020 Cornavirus Updates

May 2020 Coronavirus Updates

 

COVID-19 Quick Links

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News Highlights

 
The guidance for reopening nursing homes follows the phases of the White House’s Opening Up America Again and includes a recommendation that nursing homes plan for a baseline test of every resident and staff member with additional testing thereafter.
Media and Perception Challenges
As we are consistently inspired by your commitment and sacrifice, we recognize the pressure from the world outside the LTCF community … and LeadingAge Indiana is here to take some of that burden off your shoulders. We are aware of some recent media and other external efforts to put LCTFs in a less than favorable light. That is unfair and we want to provide you with the tools to respond. Go here for a suite of sample letters and other materials we previously issued to you
 
If you have any additional questions, or want LeadingAge Indiana to respond to any specific inquires for you, please contact Eric Essley, President/CEO LeadingAge Indiana at eessley@leadingageindiana.org. 
 
Testing Issues
LeadingAge Indiana is aware that the White House has issued (and ISDH has quietly acknowledged) a currently aspirational view that all LTCFs should test all residents and staff in the next two weeks. We are tracking this statement and any potential mandates that might come out of it. Also, LeadingAge National addressed this as well - here is the press statement. We recognize the difficulties in procuring sufficient testing materials and the laboratories to process such tests, and are in communication with ISDH about these matters. We are also mindful that such an effort only represents a snap shot in time and may be of limited value in the long run, unless reliable universal testing can be repeated at least weekly. We are in this challenge with you and support you and your team. We will update the LTC community as we learn more from the CDC or ISDH.  


 

LeadingAge Indiana Updates


 

LeadingAge National Updates & Resources

LeadingAge is gathering the most relevant and essential tools for you as you prepare your organization for the possibility of an outbreak. We are working with our state partners to monitor the situation closely, and, in collaboration with peer organizations and federal agencies, we will ensure that the health of the older adult population is a top priority during this time.
 
Visit this page frequently, as we add resources, links, and updates.

LeadingAge is now hosting daily briefing calls at 3:30 p.m. EST. On these calls, you will hear from LeadingAge policy experts about the most up-to-date information on guidance, regulation, and legislation related to the pandemic and its impact on aging services providers. They'll also answer member questions. Recordings will be posted on the LeadingAge website daily, so you can listen even if you can’t dial in. Members will have to register  the new 3:30 calls. You only have to register one time and will then be registered for a 3:30 call every day (7 days a week) through April 26.
 

Coronavirus Preparation and Policy - LeadingAge National




 

ISDH News & Updates


On behalf of LeadingAge Indiana, the Indiana Health Care Association, and Hoosier Owners and Providers for the Elderly click here for an 1135 waiver request concerning federal nursing facility requirements of participation.


ISDH COVID-19 Infection Control Webinar

ISDH Treatment of Testing

Guidance Concerning Liability for Healthcare Providers and Facilities (4/3/20)

Regulatory Waiver Index

Suggested Guidance: Accepting Admissions from Hospitals During COVID-19 Pandemic

Indiana’s 1135 Waiver Request - Read Article


Links for nursing homes to register with the ISDH EMResources. This will allow facilities to update daily their PPE supplies. This will also allow ISDH to better assess and distribute PPE as new supplies come in and to help when they are short. The State wanted to pass along that they understand how difficult this time has been for LTC communities and their employees, and it is appreciative of the healthcare providers in the State.  EMR training for Indiana Hospitals/User account requests

COVID-19 Information for LTC Facilities

Governor Eric Holcomb Executive Orders


3-day Stay Waiver (retroactive to March 1, 2020)


Governor Holcomb Announces New Steps to Protect Public from COVID-19 (3/12/20)

Indiana Health Commissioner Letter on Visitor Policy


Liability Insurance for Childcare Facilities During the COVID-19 Pandemic



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