California State Capitol in Sacramento
Engage Magazine Winter 2021

A View from the Capitol: California Legislature Focuses on Pandemic, Natural Disasters and Master Plan for Aging

by ERIC DOWDY, CHIEF GOVERNMENT AFFAIRS OFFICER, LEADINGAGE CALIFORNIA As the California Legislature gaveled in for the first year of the 2021-2022 Legislative Session, the state remained deep in stranglehold of the COVID-19 pandemic with hundreds of Californians dying each day. Despite this backdrop, death rates and cases have declined precipitously in skilled nursing facilities Read More…

technology and nursing education
Engage Magazine Winter 2021

How Technology is Changing Nursing Education

A CONVERSATION WITH UNITEK COLLEGE Distance learning has become common for students at many schools and universities. For healthcare educators, this brings a mix of challenges and opportunities, including how to keep students engaged, how to handle clinical training when in-person visits aren’t possible, and how to make sure rural and low-income students stay connected Read More…

iNSPIRE Project
Engage Magazine General Interest Winter 2021

LeadingAge California iNSPIRE Project Brings Joy to Residents

by AMANDA DAVIDSON, GRANT MANAGER, LEADINGAGE CALIFORNIA In April 2020, LeadingAge California launched the Integrate fuN, Sustainable, Programming that is Innovative, Rewarding and Enriches (iNSPIRE) Project. Funded through a CMP grant awarded by the California Department of Public Health, the iNSPIRE Project provides nursing homes with iN2L engagement technology, which offers thousands of computer-based experiences Read More…

pandemic work life
Engage Magazine General Interest Winter 2021

How the Pandemic has Changed Work Life

We chatted with Rita Ng, Social Worker and Victoria Milburn, Activity Therapist at Laguna Honda Hospital and Rehabilitation Center in San Francisco, Calif. about some of the key ways day-to-day “work life” has changed since COVID-19 and how residents and staff have adapted. What’s been the biggest adjustment/change to your day-to-day routine?  Victoria: The biggest Read More…

Engage Magazine General Interest Winter 2021

Detecting and Preventing Financial Exploitation of the Elderly

by AIMEE LEEPER, COMMUNICATIONS AND MARKETING OFFICER, CRA PARTNERS/SENIOR CRIMESTOPPERS Stories about the financial exploitation of elders that make news are ones where the victim has name recognition. Recently we’ve heard much about Marvel icon Stan Lee becoming the target of financial predators. No less tragic are the abuses that occur to those with less Read More…

Message from LeadingAge CA President and CEO Jeannee Parker Martin
Engage Magazine General Interest Winter 2021

From the CEO: The Workforce Evolution

by JEANNEE PARKER MARTIN, PRESIDENT AND CEO, LEADINGAGE CALIFORNIA  One year into the pandemic, work culture has forever changed. COVID-19 exposed significant and systemic disparities in workforce in housing, care and services for older adults, including wage gaps, inequities in the ability to work during a crisis, and chronic staffing shortages. Growing the workforce remains a critical Read More…