Director's Corner

Various Stuff (COVID-Free!)

Various Stuff (COVID-Free!)

We know that insurance is tricky. Insurance plans are incredibly complicated. The rules and the names seem to change constantly. There are SCOs, HMOs, PPOs and who knows what else. There is MassHealth, CommonHealth, Medicare, Medicaid plus variations of all of these. If you don’t keep up with the paperwork, sometimes you find yourself in a situation that is not for you or losing your coverage altogether.

Please open all mail from MassHealth or any of these insurance companies. If you are not sure what it means, give it to your AFC team. We’ll figure it out and discuss the options with you. Sometimes there is a change being made that will occur if they don’t hear from you.

On another topic, you are getting a raise! A small raise, but a raise. Starting in 2021, our caregiver rates will all increase by $1 per day. Yes, we know it’s tiny, but think of it as $365 extra next year. We know how hard it can be for caregivers to find the balance between caring for others and caring for themselves. We appreciate all of our caregivers and hope that this raise will be a help.

By the time you read this, you should have received our Christmas/holiday card for 2020. This group effort was fun and gave us a chance to see some behind-the-scenes families and pets. The card was designed by our friends at Single Source Marketing, on whom we rely for their advice and expertise throughout the year.

Best wishes to all of you for a happy 2021. And please keep those pictures coming! We love to see what our families are up to.

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