COVID-19

VPAS Service Modifications and Facility Closings

 

Due to the coronavirus pandemic, all VPAS offices and senior centers are closed to the public until further notice.  Additionally, all current and scheduled VPAS programs, including health and wellness workshops, have been postponed.  Please check back for updates, stay safe and visit this page for guidelines on coronavirus and older adults.

VPAS services including Meals on Wheels, case management, senior transportation, and Medicare counseling will continue with modifications for the health and safety of our staff, volunteers, and the older adults we serve.  Read about the changes below or you can view this complete listing of these changes.

***UPDATE 5/13/20: While many non-essential businesses are beginning to open, VPAS senior centers will remain closed to ensure the health and safety of our members.  


Senior Centers

While senior centers are closed, we are contacting members by phone to determine if they need meals delivered to their homes.  We are also mailing information to members which includes education about older adults and coronavirus.

Meals on Wheels

Meals are being delivered to homebound residents.  We are adding health screenings of all staff and volunteers preparing and delivering these meals, and reducing physical contact during delivery to prevent spread of the virus.  We are also conducting safety checks by phone to these individuals.

Senior Transportation

VPAS is continuing to provide transportation to life-necessary destinations for eligible riders.  We are enhancing sanitization practices of transport vehicles and implementing health screenings of all staff and volunteers.

Case management and Medicare Consulting

No in-home assessments will be made until April 1. Visits at that time will be modified to include health screening of the client and household members and will support new clients only. VPAS case managers will be available to respond to questions and conduct client reassessments by phone.  Medicare consultation will continue by phone.

Health and Wellness Workshops

All health and wellness workshops have been postponed.

Caregiver Support

Caregivers Community Network has stopped all student visits due to JMU’s transition to distant learning.  Confident Caregiver Circles have been postponed.


Older Adults are at greater risk for contracting COVID-19. 


Guidance on COVID-19 for Caregivers

 

 

 


Medicare Fraud Related to Coronavirus is Rising