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Post-COVID Catch-Up & Policy Updates

Post-COVID Catch-Up & Policy Updates

Finally, the Covid-19 crisis is beginning to fade. We’re all beginning to see a light at the end of the tunnel, and our team extends its sincerest condolences to those who have lost loves ones or otherwise suffered.

Our team is working to develop a plan now that will determine how we adjust to this next stage. We will try to make this as easy on our caregivers and clients as possible.

These are the sorts of things that we need to catch up on:
• Doctors’ clearances for caregivers
• Client physical exams
• Home inspections
• Disaster drills
• TB tests

All of our caregivers will be contacted by their respective AFCNS team members to discuss what sorts of things need to be taken care of. Our goal is to have the majority of this work done by early July.

MassHealth has been generous to all of us this year. It’s our responsibility to ensure that all MassHealth guidelines and standards are being upheld. If you have not had a physical exam in a year, please call your doctor’s office and schedule one. We need a doctor to say that you are cleared to take care of another person.

Unless there are special circumstances, our goal is to start holding all of our visits live and inside your home. Any staff member who enters your home will follow standard protocol and wear a mask. You are also welcome to ask about their vaccination status if you so choose. Please note that some members of our staff have not been vaccinated. If you do not want exposure to unvaccinated people, please let us know and we will make the proper arrangements. As has been the case, no one who has had Covid symptoms or exposure to the virus will visit your home.

Feel free to reach out to your team or any of our office members with any questions or feedback you may have.

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