HCP & Vaccines for Elders
HCP, in collaboration with CHAPA and several other state and local partners is advocating for vaccine distribution that is swift and equitable for seniors. In a joint letter to Gov. Baker and Secretary Marylou Sudders of the Executive Office of Health and Human Services, we are encouraging the decision to ensure all seniors, especially those in affordable housing, are included in the first line of vaccine distribution.
For more information, see letters below on what we deem an imperative issue of life safety of our senior residents and seniors in affordable housing across the Commonwealth:
We are and have been reaching out to Representatives and Senators and are distributing this information to staff, residents, and members of our board to clarify that seniors living in affordable and public housing are included in the Baker-Polito group to receive the COVID-19 vaccine (along with senior in LTC/nursing settings). It is not clear whether our residents would be included or not at this time.
Please call the Baker-Polito Administration at (617) 725-4005 or send an email to COVID-19-Vaccine-Plan-MA@mass.gov. We also encourage you contact your Representative and urge them to ask the Baker-Polito Administration include seniors living in affordable housing. Thank you!
Resident communication has been provided to all properties.
Additional Letters Provided to Residents April – June 2020
Provided to Residents as of April 3, 2020
Provided to Residents as of March 24, 2020
- Updated Resident Letter 3/24/2020
- To Post – Food Delivery Protocols
- Preparing for COVID19 from the CDC
Information Provided to Residents as of March 20, 2020:
Please see below for information provided on March 12, 2020:
- For Turtle Creek/Turtle Woods; for Pigeon Cove Ledges/Rockport High School Apartments; of Whipple Riverview Place and Firehouse Place
- For Harborlight House Residents
- For Residents of Boston Street Crossing
- For Residents in the Family Housing Portfolio
In addition to the above letters provided directly to each resident, HCP is taking the following measures for the safety of our residents: frequent disinfecting of all common surfaces and shared common areas; cancellation of all resident activities; work orders to be phoned in only for units needs and only those pertaining to life/safety issues will be attended to until further notice; Property Managers available on site (until otherwise directed) with communication via phone contact only (all numbers have been provided to residents); coordination with all service providers to ensure resident protection and safety to mitigate virus exposure; limited visitor access, including signage strongly requesting any visitor who is sick or has traveled not enter the building; regular resident check-ins via phone; protocols are in place fro any employee/resident who is concerned about a potentially unwell resident. CDC signage has been posted throughout the building and information provided to each resident on actions taken to prevent the spreading of the COVID-19 virus.
HCP is regularly sharing community resources and information with residents on related options, such as “seniors only” designated times at local grocery stores, and as needed, increased trips via van transportation to markets. We are working with resident family members as needed and acting as a conduit where appropriate.
This actions and info provided will be updated as the situation evolves.
Concerned about the welfare of an HCP resident (in any property)?
Please let us know ASAP. Email firstname.lastname@example.org with your concern, resident’s full name, and place of residence.