COVID-19 Response and Resources
We are grateful for the opportunity to support and provide care to our clients, families and caregivers.
The health, safety and well-being of all those we serve are always top priorities for us. As we continue to navigate through the pandemic, our goal is to provide you with timely, relevant information, updates and advice from reliable sources you can trust.
UPDATED (as of October 18, 2021): We are doing everything we can to provide as much safety as we can for our caregivers and clients. Our agency, along with all home care agencies in Massachusetts, have been highly encouraging all home care workers to be immunized. We are in touch with our Caregivers frequently as we monitor and confirm their vaccination status, and we encourage those who have not been vaccinated to schedule an appointment. The overwhelming majority of our professional caregivers have been fully vaccinated–between 90% and 95%. As of October 18, 2021, we are requiring that all of our Caregivers be vaccinated.
While we have been encouraging every one of our Caregivers to obtain the vaccine as quickly as possible, we have continued to clearly communicate our policy and expectation that caregivers wear masks in the home for their entire visit/shift. Given the Delta variant rise in cases and despite Massachusetts having one of the highest vaccination rates in the country, we all know that the best way to protect oneself and others is by wearing a mask. Please be assured that we are staying on top of this important issue.
For helpful tips and family caregiver support, read the latest articles from our FirstLight Care Blog:
- What to Know About COVID Vaccination
- Ways to Keep Seniors Active and Engaged
- Tips for Managing Stress During a Pandemic
- Ways to Help Elderly Adults Stay Happy at Home
- Preventing Senior Isolation
- How to Balance Work with Caring for an Elderly Parent
- Home Care Could be an Alternative to Assisted Living
For timely topics and current updates on the pandemic, visit these resources from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention:
- Things to Know About the COVID-19 Pandemic
- COVID-19 Vaccine Information
- Variants of the Virus that Causes COVID-19
- Daily Activities and Going Out
- Travel During COVID-19
- Stress and Coping
- Frequently Asked Questions
As the situation often changes on a daily basis, we will be posting real-time updates for you on this page. Please check back as often as you like for the latest information.
Once again, if you have any questions, please call us at 781-559-0220. We take great pride in our team and are committed to assisting you every step of the way. We are grateful for the opportunity to serve you.
Thank you for placing your trust in FirstLight Home Care.
Steve Stern and Wendy Adlerstein, Owners