Working Together Through PPE Shortage
Engage Magazine General Interest Spring 2020

Working Together through PPE Shortage

Since the COVID-19 pandemic began, news of personal protective equipment (PPE) shortages across the country has been on the rise, with fears of hospitals being overwhelmed and stories of healthcare workers risking their own lives to continue caring for patients. Senior care providers across the country face the unthinkable prospect of draining their equipment reserves Read More…

Food Insecurity
Engage Magazine General Interest Spring 2020

Feeding Older Adults During Stay at Home

COVID-19 has made securing safe and nutritious food an issue for low-income older adults across the country, many of whom are in a high risk category due to underlying health issues. Those older adults without internet access or with limited English and technology skills may struggle to access adequate nutrition and navigate the burgeoning online Read More…

Message from LeadingAge CA President and CEO Jeannee Parker Martin
Engage Magazine General Interest Spring 2020

From the CEO – Spring 2020

by Jeannee Parker Martin, President and CEO, LeadingAge California COVID-19 has turned us upside down in so many ways. Working ‘with’ new rules, leniencies, funding sources, temporary guidelines, testing confusion, and hoping this will end sooner rather than later. We are also working ‘without’ sufficient PPE, without staff, and with uncertainties about the impact on Read More…

California State Capitol in Sacramento
Engage Magazine General Interest Spring 2020

A View from the Capitol

by ERIC DOWDY, CHIEF GOVERNMENT AFFAIRS OFFICER, LEADINGAGE CALIFORNIA Since Governor Gavin Newsom issued the declaration of emergency on March 4, 2020 and the subsequent stay-at-home order, the COVID-19 pandemic has consumed all areas of life, including state government. The administration has ramped up its pandemic response, and agencies like Health & Human Services and Read More…

Advance Care Planning
Engage Magazine General Interest Spring 2020

Advance Care Planning Amid COVID-19

by JUDY THOMAS, JD, CEO, COALITION FOR COMPASSIONATE CARE OF CALIFORNIA As COVID-19 fills our emergency rooms and critical care units with patients, and precious resources are stretched to their limit, the relatively simple act of advance care planning can be a tremendous benefit to patients and providers alike. When COVID-19 strikes, its victims can Read More…