WORCESTER — Fallon Health recently announced new ways it is supporting the healthcare needs of its members during the COVID-19 pandemic. The outreach effort, which includes having nutritious food and healthy items delivered to homes, focuses on helping those members most at risk of, and most impacted by, the coronavirus, including those in certain Fallon programs for individuals over age 65.
“One year after the pandemic began, our members, like many, are feeling the emotional fatigue of having to deal with the constant threat of illness,” said Richard Burke, president and CEO of Fallon Health. “At Fallon, our mission is making our communities healthy — physically and emotionally. It is our sincere hope that these meals and care packages will provide a sense of comfort during these challenging times.”
Approximately 21,000 eligible NaviCare and Fallon Medicare Plus members will receive the following:
• A COVID-19 Care Kit, a package that includes COVID-19 information and resources, as well as tools to help members stay safe, avoid illness, and monitor their health. Items include two face masks that can be washed and worn several times, a face shield to be worn over a reusable face mask, a thermometer that can take body temperature on the forehead or in the ear, hand sanitizer and hand wipes, and a germ key, a tool that can help members avoid touching surfaces with germs, like ATM buttons and doors;
• Mom’s Meals, a program that delivers 10 prepared meals to members’ homes. These meals will include breakfast and lunch/dinner options that are designed by professional chefs and registered dieticians; and
• A Strength Building Kit, which will be sent to members’ homes in an effort to help them get regular exercise and support both their physical and mental health. The kit will include a resistance strap and quick-start guide, with exercises designed for any fitness level.