Provider Members Webinars & Resources and COVID-19 Information from our Partners & Business Affiliates

The LeadingAge Connecticut Partners and Business Affiliate members are a valuable source of information during this national crisis.  We have compiled some helpful resources for our provider members and will continue to update as additional information becomes available

LeadingAge New York and LeadingAge Connecticut have compiled a list of online resources for seniors and loved ones to use while practicing social distancing. We know that this is a difficult time. Social isolation is a growing issue for everyone, especially older adults that may be living alone or in a residential community.

Fortunately, many organizations are rising to the occasion and are offering free entertainment and virtual learning opportunities. We hope this guide will help you navigate the many online resources that are available to you. The resources linked below include online workshops, virtual tours of famous museums, live musical performances, mindfulness exercises and more!

If you have suggestions of things you’d like to see on our resources page, please contact Andrea Bellofiore at [email protected].

Fire Drill Waiver Tool Kit Keeps you in Compliance with CMS Requirements
CMS recently 1135 Fire Drill Waiver for Specific Life Safety Code (LSC) for Multiple Providers. This waiver enables providers to forgo quarterly fire drills that require the mass gathering of staff and patients. RPA, A Jensen Hughes Company and LeadingAge Connecticut business affiliate member, developed the 1135 Fire Drill Waiver Compliance Tool Kit to ensure that providers meet the necessary compliance standards as part of the waiver. Link to more information about the Jensen Hughes product


Provider Members Webinars and Resources




LeadingAge Connecticut Partners 


The Schuster Group, our 2020 Diamond Partner, is hosting two weekly updates through the month on subjects emerging from the Coronavirus crisis.
• Weekly Legal & Benefits Compliance Webinar Tuesdays @ 12:00 EST
• The MassMutual HealthBridge program, a free life insurance program for eligible healthcare workers on the front line of the COVID-19 pandemic, has been expanded to those who work in nursing homes and assisted living facilities. Please reference the presentation for additional information.

CE Floyd, a 2020 LeadingAge Connecticut Platinum Partner, is proactive about protecting the health and wellbeing of both your community and theirs during construction. The video is not an exhaustive list, so please contact Heather Mezza at C.E. Floyd Company to learn more.
Here’s the YouTube link:

blumshapiro, a 2020 Platinum Partner, has many COVID-19 webinars, tools and articles for you to reference.
They Include:
• CMS Reevaluates Accelerated Payment Program and Suspends Advance Payment Program article
• Small business loans above $2 million will get full audit to make sure they're valid article
Main Street Lending Program is announced to support lending to small and medium-sized businesses that were in sound financial condition before the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic
• HHS Announces Additional Allocations of CARES Act Provider Relief Fund article
Guidance on how to calculate PPP loan amounts
• SBA PPP frequently asked questions document
• COVID-19 and Your Workforce Webinar
• Navigating the Paycheck Protection and the SBA Economic Injury Disaster Loan Programs Webinar
• A Summary Chart of Federal Acts is available to download
• Non-Profit Update on H.R. 6201
• Paycheck Protection Loan Update April 30th
• PPP Loan Update - Extension of Repayment Deadline and Loan Increases, On May 13, 2020, the U. S. Small Business Administration provided an update to the PPP Frequently Asked Questions Article
• Paycheck Protection Program (PPP)-Loan Forgiveness Application Released Article

ProCare LTC Pharmacy, a 2020 Platinum Partner, is expecting a shipment of hand sanitizer on April 15th.  Please contact Greg Czapiga at [email protected] or 860-682-2451 for availability.

Wiggin and Dana, a 2020 Gold Partner, Advisories:
 DOL Defines the “Health Care Provider” Exemption Under FFCRA
 Federal Legislation Requires Paid Sick Leave, Expands Family & Medical leave for Employers with Fewer than 500 Employees, March 19, 2020
 Agency Resources for Employers on Coronavirus, March 16, 2020

The Compliance Store, a 2020 Gold Partner, has many COVID-19 tools, resources and policies available. Tools 
Please contact Brandon Stephens at [email protected] to receive your copy if you do not have a subscription.

PointClickCare, a 2020 Gold Partner, has created the following COVID-19 resources:
 Resource page which  includes webinars, links to industry resources and best practices on reducing risk.
 A dedicated COVID-19 resource area within the Pulse, their  online customer community.

SDX Dysphagia Experts, a 2020 Gold Partner, share a video on utilizing FEES utilization and necessity during this healthcare crisis.
 Supporting FEES Swallow Testing in Post-COVID SNF Patients

OneDigital, a 2020 Gold Partner, would like to share their OneDigital Coronavirus Hub and other resources:
  Forecast the Cost of COVID-19 on Your Health Insurance Plan - Actuarial Cost Calculator, Recorded Webinar and Article 
  CARES Act Top Ten FAQ's - OneDigital Podcast 
  HR Employee Communications Flyer - HSA, FSA, and HRA Expansion
  HR Employee Communications Flyer - Employee Assistance Program Notification
  Employer Communications Coronavirus Employer Sample Communications 
  COVID-19 Employee Mental Health Resources - Recorded Webinar 
  Maintaining Mental Health During COVID-19 - Employee-Facing Video

CliftonLarsonAllen, a 2020 Emerging Leader Partner, has created tool that will help you evaluate specific financial implications of Covid-19 and the impact it will have on your operations, and your cash position during these uncertain times.
• CLA's Demystifying the Single Audit Requirement for Provider Relief Funds Webinar- August 4, 2020 Registration
The webinar will cover the new single audit requirement for health care providers that received provider relief funds.
CLA has established a resource center at CLA COVID-19 and please join the CLA multipart livestream series on Tuesdays and Thursdays at 3:00pm to engage in the latest changes related to these uncertain times.
• Economic Relief Fund Expense Tracking Tool
Congress has provided trillions of dollars in economic relief to help businesses get through the financial challenges brought by COVID-19. These economic relief opportunities have specific rules for how they can be used, especially for health care organizations. Tracking and monitoring is critical, but can be very complicated, especially when funding is received from multiple sources.
CLA has developed an expense tracking tool that creates the foundation to organize spending in accordance with compliance and reporting initiatives that are sure to follow and we are proud to collaborate with LeadingAge to bring it to you.
◦See an overview of the tool and make a purchase. Click here
◦Access our Expense Tracking for Economic Relief Fund Recipients webinar that was hosted on May 15. Click here
This webinar covered allowable uses, latest updates on terms and conditions of HHS, key tips and insights on effective tracking and a more detailed overview. The presentation slides are also available at this link.
◦Questions? Please feel free to reach out to me or contact Mario McKenzie at 704.998.5236 or Evan Marleaux at 704-998-5285


Marcum, a 2020 Emerging Leader Partner, has a COVID-19 resource page which includes many webinars, guidance and industry insights
• Webinar:  The  CARES Act Loans Program and Financial Impact on Employer Health Plans
• Webinar:  How  Your Nonprofit Organizations Can Get the Most From COVID-19 Legislation


Business Affiliates Resources


Care Worx is offering complimentary use of their Emergency Respo
Information on cleaning P95 masks. AIR is working on a protocol to disinfect (letter from EPA) N95 respirators which allows for an N95 respirator to be used up to 5 times before discarding.

Medline has online COVID-19 Resource Center is  now available. The site features updates and valuable resources in the following key areas:
• Supply availability: Ongoing visibility into supply chain and inventory progress
• Enterprise-level pandemic response: Regular posts on Medline's new and ramped up production efforts, emergency response plans and advanced relief initiatives
• Actions within the healthcare industry: News about our collaboration with community and government agencies
• Community support resources: Access to our COVID-19 Toolkit, thought leadership webinars, useful product information and other informative insights
Be sure to subscribe to our weekly newsletter for quick access to all the latest updates.

HJ Sims, As we continue to experience daily fluctuations in our capital markets, HJ Sims is committed to keeping our clients and colleagues informed. Learn more.
• Podcast: Senior Living: Putting the COVID-19 Situation in Perspective Listen now
• HJ Sims’ Overview of the Main Street Lending Program (“MSLP”) document
• Disclosure Amidst the COVID-19 Pandemic document

PKF O'Connor Davies,We are here to help and keep you informed.
• Four Steps to PPP Loan Forgiveness, Article
• Certification of the Need for PPP Loan Funds, Article
• Are Expenses Related to Forgiven PPP Loans Deductible? Article
• CARES Act and Single Audit Requirements, Article
• Didn’t Get the PPP? Think About the Employee Retention Credit, Article
• PPP Payroll Costs – DON’T JUMP THE GUN, Article
• Do Employees Working from Home During the Pandemic Trigger State Tax Nexus for their Companies? Article
• Getting Back to the Business of Business, Article
• House Proposes Changes to Relax PPP Loan Forgiveness Requirements, Article
• Senate Passes the Paycheck Protection Program Flexibility Act of 2020, Article
• SBA Releases New PPP Forgiveness Applications and Interim Final Ruling, Article
• Government Grant Recipients Face an Uncertain Road to PPP Loan Forgiveness, Article
• PPP Rumors and Misunderstanding Abound, Article


Other Business Resources


ProActive Medical Review & Consulting would like to share this complimentary on-demand webinar on MDS coding accuracy during the COVID-19 pandemic.  There is also a COVID-19 care planning and charting guide included with the handouts.

Curtis Packaging, in Sandy Hook, is manufacturing face shields that offer full facial coverage.  The expect their capacity to be 500,000 shields per week and cost $1.00 per shield.  Please contact them at 860-729-2967 or [email protected]Flyer attached 

Marcus Communications, Connections without Infections, We support critical communications with hospitals to nursing homes and every industry in-between. Flyer