Here's what's new on our COVID-19 resource page:
Protecting nursing home residents: HHS is working to stop the spread of COVID-19 in nursing homes and other long-term care facilities. Today, HHS began distributing nearly $5 billion to help nursing homes combat COVID-19 and this week CMS released new guidance for states and local officials to ensure safe reopening of nursing homes across the country. The guidance details critical steps nursing homes and communities should take prior to relaxing restrictions.
Navigating ACL’s Nutrition Program Guidance: With the number of FAQs and resources we've published to address this rapidly evolving situation, we know it can be difficult to determine which resource you should check to answer a particular question. So we've created a "survival guide" to help you find the resources that best address your questions. The guide is most relevant for OAA III-C programs, but also includes information to help OAA Title III-B and III-E grantees navigate nutrition-related matters.
Watch on demand: We've added two archived webinars that you can watch any time:
- National Trends in Disability Employment (nTIDE) Special Report - Implications of COVID-19: This special nTIDE Lunch & Learn covers the effect of the coronavirus pandemic, its implications on disability employment, emerging bills and policies, and resources for the days ahead nTIDE is a NIDILRR-funded program of the Institute on Disability/UCED at the University of New Hampshire.
- Tools to Provide Counseling Remotely During COVID-19: This webinar covers tools and technology that may be used to provide counseling remotely, including both low-tech and high-tech solutions. The webinar was hosted by the SMP National Resource Center, the SHIP National Technical Assistance Center, the Center for Benefits Access, and ACL
Checking in: We're continuing to collect innovative promising practices from our networks. This week, we added stories of states and senior centers checking-in to help older adults stay safe and connected.
In case you missed it: The Institute for Healthcare Improvement is continuing their COVID-19 Rapid Response Network for Nursing Homes daily calls. The 20-minute "huddles" cover the most pressing issues identified by those providing care for nursing home residents.