On March 23, Governor Baker announced a Stay at Home Advisory for Massachusetts until April 7. HESSCO is one of the essential services that is allowed to operate and provide services. Our in-home care and our meals program will continue to operate during this Stay at Home Advisory.
HESSCO’s Home Delivered Meals or Meals on Wheels Program service is fully operational.
The Coronavirus (COVID-19) response in each town is fast changing and HESSCO remains committed to meeting the nutritional needs for the older adults in our service area. HESSCO is continuing to operate its Meals on Wheels program in each town. All Meals on Wheels consumers will still receive their meals at this time. We can still accommodate new referrals to this program. If an older adult previously attended one of our social meal programs at their Council on Aging or Community Center and would like to be added to the home delivery program please call our office. Please call the HESSCO Information and Referral Department to start the meals: 781-784-4944
All special, monthly social meal programs such as the Lakeside Cafe, Meeting House Cafe, Southeast Asian Lunch Program, Chinese Lunch Program are cancelled at this time and will resume once guidance from our public health partners allows.
All other in-home supports and services at HESSCO remain open and operational.
Current clients receiving home care services are also continuing to receive their services. HESSCO is monitoring the situation daily and working closely with our provider network to ensure that the most vulnerable older adults receive the care needed. HESSCO has followed the guidance and protocols from the Massachusetts Department of Public Health, Massachusetts Executive Office of Elder Affairs and the Center for Disease Control and Prevention to ensure the safest possible service is delivered to older adults. HESSCO’s Care Managers are available to address the care concerns of HESSCO clients. Any questions about services should be conveyed to our Care Management team at 781-784-4944.
HESSCO can accept new referrals for in-home services at this time. Please call the HESSCO Information and Referral Department at 781-784-4944.
Any questions can be directed to the HESSCO office at 781-784-4944.
Statewide COVID-19 information can be found here: Mass.gov/Covid19