How Does Massachusetts Re-opening Impact Our Seniors

KEEPING SENIORS SAFE WHILE MASSACHUSETTS RE-OPENS

Massachusetts phased approach to re-opening requires the support of everyone. As essential healthcare workers, the team at ABC has had the benefit of working throughout this pandemic and we have a clear understanding of infection control. We’ve followed the guidelines established and it is important to note that we all must continue to respect these guidelines. As Governor Baker said, “the virus remains with us throughout the opening process.” But what does this mean for our seniors?

SENIORS MUST REMAIN HOME UNLESS ABSOLUTELY NECESSARY

The government continues to urge that seniors (age 65 and older) remain home unless absolutely necessary. ABC provides MANY of the key programs seniors need to remain safe in their homes including:
  • Shopping
  • Companionship
  • Homemaking
  • Personal Care
  • Alzheimer’s/Dementia Specialized Caregivers
  • In-Home Modifications
  • Medication Management
  • Skilled Nursing Visits
  • 24/7 Care/Live-in Caregivers
  • and more

NOW OFFERING: NON-CONTACT SHOPPING

This program enables clients to safely get their groceries, necessary household items and prescriptions without ever having to leave the house and without having to have any contact with a worker because the worker will leave the items at the door or just inside the door- whichever the client prefers!

ABC SAFETY PRECAUTIONS

The health, wellness, safety and happiness of our clients and employees are of utmost importance. Here are just a few of the many safety precautions we are currently taking to protect our clients and workers while also being able to deliver the exceptional care:
  • Pre-screening visits to all clients on a regular basis
  • Ensuring our caregiving team has all the necessary PPE (personal protective equipment) to perform their job safely
  • Nurses utilizing telehealth visits when applicable and/or requested by the client
  • Maintaining open communication with all staff through phone and emails
  • ABC offices remain open for field staff needs with adjusted in-office schedules combined with remote worker opportunities to ensure no gaps in service levels while practicing social distancing
  • Utilizing technology for team meetings to ensure teams are up-to-date and that any organizational needs are addressed
Our Management Team participates in weekly calls with the Home Care Aid Council and Department of Public Health. Protocols continue to evolve and develop according to recommendations from these authoritative bodies along with recommendations from Governor Charlie Baker and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). All workers are immediately notified of any changes in protocols and/or any additional safety measures that are established so that we can continue to deliver the best possible care to our clients.
ABC has been keeping seniors safe at home for more than 15 years. Give us a call  at 781-245-1880 to learn how we can help you keep your loved one safe at home. To learn more about ABC visit our website.

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