Our True Care family has been working around the clock to ensure the health and safety of our courageous caregivers and valued clients. We always want to keep you up-to-date on the latest COVID-19 information as it becomes available, especially in regards to the vaccine. Our latest development brings good news! There are three more facilities that are now offering the COVID-19 vaccine to all True Care HHAs that bring in their work ID. Here are the locations of the facilities and their times of operation:
When you're in the business of home care, you can't help but feel a connection to those you serve. Caregivers don't just look after their clients, they become part of their families. But in the case of our Consumer Directed Personal Assistance Program (CDPAP), our caregivers start out as family and close relations. Our CDPAP clients depend on trusted individuals in their lives to look after and care for them on a daily basis, while affording them the reassurance that they will be compensated for performing everyday acts of kindness.
2020 was one of the most challenging years many of us can remember. The anxiety, fear, and isolation brought on by the pandemic created enormous stress — and that’s on top of whatever else we already carry. For those who are caregivers for a loved one during this time, this past year likely felt incredibly overwhelming.
In memory of our friend, Ruth
About four years ago, my friend Ruth, one of True Care's True Bridge clients, started a knitting circle with three of her friends and their caregivers once a week in her apartment in Battery Park. Over the years, Ruth hosted the knitting circle and served snacks and drinks as the ladies knit for about 45 minutes. It was good company, with good music. The knitting circle became a social time for the ladies and a way for Ruth to showcase her strengths and share them with her friends. Ruth lived with Alzheimer’s Disease for about six years, and even though her cognitive memory was fading, her muscle and motor memory continued to flourish.
True Care encourages all of our dedicated health care workers to receive the COVID-19 vaccine as per New York City, New York State, and Federal recommendations. Please protect yourselves and your patients.
We want to make you aware that New York State and New York City are preparing to offer the vaccine to our #HeroesInOurHomes, including Home Health Aides, CDPAP Personal Assistants, and nurses who are identified as “High-risk health care workers who provide direct in-person care…” Information is frequently being updated on the NYC COVID-19 vaccine location webpage.
The holidays will feel different this year as everyone adjusts their expectations to the reality of 2020. But those who are living with someone with dementia have an extra issue to consider. With all the stress of the year behind us, is it less complicated to not celebrate at all?