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COVID19: Meal Delivery For Seniors

May 20th, 2020

Great Plates Delivered: Home meals for seniors
Seniors and other adults at high risk from coronavirus will soon be able to get daily meals delivered to their homes from local restaurants through this program. Check Great Plates Delivered  for information and updates.

Home-delivered meals for older adults
Older adults (aged 60+) who live at home and find cooking difficult may be able to receive prepared meals delivered to their home, regardless of income level. And seniors who used to visit community meal sites can have those meals home-delivered instead. 

Find a meal provider in your area or call 1-800-510-2020.
To find more information about services available for older adults, adults with disabilities, and family caregivers, see the California Department of Aging or call the California Aging and Adult Info Line at 1-800-510-2020.

To connect with more services and support in your local area, visit Find Services in My County

Food bank food for older adults
Older adults (aged 60+) can get a box of nutritious food to help supplement their diets through the Commodity Supplemental Food Program. CSFP boxes are available at these food bank locations

Statewide COVID-19 information hotline
This COVID-19 hotline connects seniors to vital state and local services and resources, as well as answers general questions about COVID-19. It’s a part of an ongoing effort to provide reliable, trusted information and support to any Californian who needs it.

California COVID-19 Hotline: 833-422-4255 (833-4CA-4ALL)

The call center is open 7 days a week:

211 Hotline
211 is a free and confidential information and referral service that connects people to local resources. It is available in more than 100 languages, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. 

If you need assistance finding food or other essential services, dial 211 to speak to someone who can help, or visit 211.org

Connect2Affect
A program of the AARP Foundation, Connect2Affect helps seniors find support services in their area, such as food and medical care. 

The site also has tools for evaluating isolation risk, reconnecting to community, and reaching out to those who may be feeling lonely.

Eldercare Locator
Older adults and their families can connect to services and resources in their local community by visiting the Eldercare Locator website or by calling 1-800-677-1116.

GoGoGrandparent
GoGoGrandparent lets older adults use on-demand grocery delivery companies like Instacart, restaurant delivery companies like DoorDash, and transportation companies like Lyft without a smartphone while keeping family and loved ones notified. GoGoGrandparent operators are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

To register, visit the GoGoGrandparent website or call 1-855-464-6872.

COVID19: Dr. Norman Vinn interviewed on Laguna Woods Village TV6 News

May 12, 2020

LAGUNA WOODS VILLAGE RESIDENTS: Tune in at 11:15am on TV6 News where news host, Lisa Hart will be interviewing our founder and chief medical officer for Housecall Doctors Medical Group,  Dr. Norman Vinn.

They will be discussing all things Housecalls – past, present, and future of in-home medical care and  the effects of COVID19.  

COVID19: Emotional Health Resources

May 4th, 2020

If you are feeling overwhelmed with sadness, depression, or anxiety, or feel like you want to harm yourself or others – Please reach out to one of the following resources below:

COVID19:
Visit COVID19.CA.GOV

April 30th, 2020

We want to remind everyone to continue to visit COVID19.CA.GOV for up to date information on statistics, public orders and additional resources related to COVID19

COVID19: Facebook Post on Seniors & basic Needs RESOURCES

April 20th, 2020

We have been hearing an increasing amount of stories recently of seniors having trouble getting access to some of their basic needs. These stories have come to us during phone conversations, and witnessed by our clinicians when they enter a house for a visit with their patient. We have decided to take action – and started to build and create a list of new and useful resources that have become available for Seniors during COVID19. These resources range from basic social needs, to food, shelter, and clothing.

Please visit our Facebook Page to read more about our approach to this problem & how we want all seniors in the area to know that we are here to support them and they are not alone. 

COVID19: Center For Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) Caring For Someone At Home

April 7th, 2020

The Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) published an article on preventing the spread of COVID19 by first choosing to care at home. This article explains how to care for someone at home if they start to show signs of COVID19, what to monitor, and when to seek medical attention. Knowing this information can help identify serious symptoms and separate from those that should be cared for at home. 

COVID19: CBC News "Truths and Myths: What can and can't protect against COVID19"

APRIL 3rd, 2020

Article posted by CBC News listing the true ways to protect yourself from COVID19th, while revealing the ones that don’t actually work. 

Another article posted by CBC News that highlights the  crazy ‘home remedies’ people are using, like gargling salt, to protect themselves from COVID19.

Be sure you are doing your research and  practicing safety precautions that have been proven and tested as accurate protection tactics! 

COVID19: HOUSECALL DOCTORS INTRODUCES TELEMEDICINE VISITS

MARCH 31st, 2020

Housecall Doctors Medical Group is introducing a new option for our patients and clinicians to utilize during this time. We understand some of the concern for face to face visits, and although our first priority will be to complete a visit in person, we want to provide the option for Telemedicine visits  as another way to expand access to care during this time.  This will revolutionize senior’s ability to get care and we are excited to continue to innovate with our service offerings. Please continue to check this page for more information on this service as it develops 

 

COVID19: HOUSECALL DOCTORS MEDICAL GROUP ANNOUNCES INTERMITTENT HOUSECALLS FOR SOCIAL DISTANCING SENIORS

MARCH 23, 2020

We want to encourage any and all seniors to practice social distancing during this crucial time. In an effort to do so, we want to offer our services for any senior who is in need of an appointment with their primary care physician but is fearful of waiting rooms, large human interactions and virus exposure. This is offered to those who are 65+, have no signs or symptoms of COVID19, but need a visit for  active evaluation of clinical issues.   

Once the pandemic has ended, we will share information with primary care doctors   and  will communicate directly with patients, families and primary care physicians to facilitate a prompt return to office based care.   

We are aware that seniors are in the high risk category and want to be sure we do everything we can to support them and their ongoing care during this time. If you or any seniors you know are in need of intermittent housecall visits so they can practice social distancing, or if you have any questions regarding insurance coverage for our visits, please reach out to our office at: (800) 964- 4364 and we will be happy to help!

COVID19: WALL STREET JOURNAL "CORONA VIRUS LEAVES OLDER AMERICANS CUT OFF"

MARCH 20th, 2020

Article posted by the Wall Street Journal that explains the isolation from family, friends and social activities can take a toll on people age 65 and older. They explain different stories and provide solutions and coping tactics used by some seniors and families.  

Click Here to view article on Wall Street Journal Website (subscription required): Wall Street Journal Article

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COVID19: HOUSECALL DOCTORS MEDICAL GROUP UPDATE

MARCH 16th 2020

Our top priority is to keep our patients as healthy as possible as we navigate through the rapidly evolving coronavirus (COVID-19) situation. We have implemented preventative and cautionary protocols to protect our patients and be providing services only within the comfort level of patients and clinicians.  If patients or clinicians do not feel comfortable holding visits, we will respect their wishes and visits will be postponed or rescheduled. Our overriding priorities will remain patient access, continuity, quality of care, and safety.  We will continue to monitor the situation on a daily basis and provide updates as necessary. If you have any questions or concerns please call our office at: (800) 964-4364

COVID19: CENTERS FOR DISEASE CONTROL AND PREVENTION (CDC) WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW

MARCH 13th, 2020

Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has gathered and listed information such as “How to Protect Yourself”, What You Need To Know”, and “Resources for the Community”