Virus Facts

Keeping our Clients, Staff, and Communities SAFE during COVID-19 containment efforts.

We’re all in this together.

During times of uncertainty, it’s important to acknowledge the anxiety around the unknown.

It’s our mission to provide education and support to help reduce risk to clients and employees. We care about YOUR HEALTH! We provide training and PPE for all employees and have extensive infection control protocols in place.

We participate in daily debriefing from the CDC, Massachusetts Department of Public Health, and the Executive Office of Elder Affairs, and are committed to bringing you, our community-at-large, the facts about the Coronavirus (COVID-19) containment efforts. We’ll do our best to bring you the most current information about how you can help to protect yourself and your loved ones during this time. As the situation is fluid, please keep in mind that we will be updating this webpage as often as possible with the most current recommendations from the abovementioned trusted sources.

How can you help prevent the spread of COVID-19?

Remember The 3 W’S:

Wear your mask

Wash your hands

Watch where you go

  • Cover coughs and sneezes with a tissue. Dispose of tissue and wash hands.
  • Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds. If soap and water are not available, use a hand sanitizer that contains 60% alcohol.
  • Keep a bottle of sanitizer available at each of your home’s entrances, and in your car for use after getting gas or touching other public surfaces.
  • Frequently clean/disinfect surfaces and frequently touched areas (light switches, doorknobs, faucets, etc.). Use disinfectant wipes at the store when they are available, including wiping the handle and child seat in grocery carts.
  • Take precautions when dealing with groceries. Watch this video of a Michigan Family Physician demonstrate proper technique here.
  • Don’t shake hands – instead try a fun wave, nod, etc.
  • Keep your hands AWAY from your eyes, mouth, nose…FACE.
  • Keep children’s hands clean and consider their public exposure.
  • Open doors with a paper towel, closed fist, or your hip. Try not to grasp the handle with your hand, unless there is no other way. Especially bathroom, Post Office, and commercial doors.

Remember The 3 W’S:

Wear your mask

Wash your hands

Watch where you go

  • We recommend to our Clients and staff that they adhere to strict social restriction / social distancing.
  • Avoid public and private events, especially in confined, poorly ventilated spaces.
  • Maintain maximum self-care regarding your own health: recommended amount of sleep, healthy diet, and hydration, management of prescription medications, and awareness of onset of any symptoms related to the COVID-19 virus.
  • Communicate with family and friends by email, telephone, ZOOM, or FaceTime.
  • Limit visitation of frail or elder loved ones. If the delivery of meals or visits is mandatory, reduce your time face-to-face. Always wear your mask.

Who is at risk and what should you do if you think you’ve been exposed to COVID-19?

  • Those with chronic conditions
  • Elders or others who are frail
  • Those currently ill or recovering from other illnesses
  • Those who have recently had surgery
  • Those who are “immuno-compromised”
    • Organ transplant individuals
    • Chemotherapy / Cancer treatment patients

Caring Voice Podcasts

Sunday morning radio show with Joanne MacInnis RN. Joanne brings original, insightful, and absolutely essential elder health and wellness expertise to seniors and their families.

YouTube Videos

Articles

What is social distancing? Are gloves and masks the best way to protect ourselves from COVID-19? What are the critical everyday things we can do to stay safe?

Read the article here.

Trusted Resources

Open an online chat session.

or

Call their informational and referral hotline 21124 hours a day, 7 days a week. All calls are free and confidential. Interpreter services are available in multiple languages.

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Visit their website for the most up-to-date information about Coronavirus (COVID-19) in Massachusetts.

Stay Connected with Us.

We’ll be posting updates on this resource page and on our Social Media accounts
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Take good care, and be well.

You don’t have to go it alone.

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