July news & updates
July 2021 | Issue 6
COVID-19 Update
DPH Clarifies PPE Requirements for Home Care
The following are clarifications from Katherine Fillo, Director of Clinical Quality Improvement, at the Massachusetts Department of Public Health:

  • For home health clients and their family members who are FULLY VACCINATED, a mask is NOT needed when the home care worker is in the home

However, regardless of their vaccination status, all home care workers MUST WEAR A MASK when they are caring for clients in their homes.

Celebrating Independence This Month & Beyond
After all, there's no place like home!

Maintaining our independence is something near and dear to all of us and that is why ABC Home Healthcare Professionals is committed to life at home. From our companionship, homemaking and personal care programs to our Assisted Living at Home (24/7 care) program, our agency exists to keep you and/or your loved one(s) living safely and independently at home for as long as possible.

As we approach Independence Day, we want to also raise a glass to you and yours and celebrate your independence as well.

Cheers to you and your good health!

It's UV Safety Awareness Month
The ABC Home Healthcare Professionals Team would like to remind you, as the temperatures rise, to take extra care of yourself and your loved ones.

Wear sunscreen when spending time out in the sun and stay hydrated throughout the day by drinking water or drinks with added electrolytes (avoiding drinks high in sugar content).

With each passing day, needs change...Remember, ABC is here to help!
As with all things, change is inevitable and the same applies to your care- your needs change over time.

You may wind up finding that you or your loved one needs more care. The good news is that ABC can accommodate all of your home care needs no matter how little or how much care one requires. However, convincing yourself or your loved one(s) to increase care services can be a challenge.

Supporting the Communities We Serve
Supporting a More Dementia Friendly Community for All
ABC Home Healthcare Professionals is proud to say that we have our own Dementia Friends Champion right here in-house!

Our Business Development Manager, Michelle McNall, has just completed the course required to be able to train others within the community on how to become more dementia friendly and inclusive for all!

Are you interested in learning more about Dementia or would you, your family or your organization benefit from a Dementia Friends training?

The Fun Stuff
Can You Guess It?

Every Independence Day, how many times does the Liberty Bell ring?

Fun With Words

Crossword puzzles are a fun way to pass the time but, more importantly, they are a great exercise for the brain!

Did you solve it? Email us for the answer key
A Convenient, Healthy & Tasty Treat!
Just what we have always wanted...a healthy breakfast or snack that tastes like dessert!

Easy, convenient and adored by both adults and children!

Here's what you will need:

  • 2 cups old fashioned gluten-fee oats
  • 1 tbsp cinnamon
  • 1 cup chopped pecans
  • 1/2 cup syrup
  • 1/4 cup almond butter
  • 1 1/2 cups fresh blueberries
  • 1 1/2 cups fresh raspberries
  • 2 13.5 cans of full fat canned coconut cream (placed in fridge overnight)