LifeSpan to continue under COVID-19 protocols
LifeSpan Resources Inc., the designated Area Agency on Aging for the Indiana counties of Harrison, Floyd, Clark and Scott, is making modifications to continue providing its services to the elderly and disabled in Southern Indiana.
“We are remaining calm in the midst of this crisis and modifying our operations in order to keep our staff and clients safe and continue to provide our important services,” said Lora Clark, CEO.
Here are the steps the agency is taking to continue providing services:
Congregate Nutrition Programs — The agency’s six congregate meal sites’ dining areas, including the ones in Corydon and Palmyra, and activities are closed; however, meals are still available as either hot sealed prepacks for carry-home or clients are switching to home delivered frozen meals.
Meals on Wheels — LifeSpan’s Meals to Go! program is continuing as usual. All meals are delivered in sealed boxes of seven prepacked frozen meals. Drivers check on clients as usual and report any health changes they may observe to LifeSpan staff.
Transportation — Life-Span is continuing to provide necessary transportation services. All LifeSpan vehicles are well stocked with hand-sanitizing gel and wipes. Vehicle high-touch areas are sanitized frequently, and all vehicles are being thoroughly cleaned each night.
Offices — The main office in New Albany is open; however, it is currently closed to visitors. All public spaces within the main offices are kept well stocked with hand-sanitizing gel and wipes and are being cleaned thoroughly each night. Staff members are required to stay home if they display symptoms.
Aging and Disability Resource Center — The Aging and Disability Center is open via phone calls. Continue to call LifeSpan for information and referrals for services.
Events: — LifeSpan has canceled all group events for the next several weeks, including the March Senior Games Gang Bunco event, in-person Dementia Friends events and all Nutrition Awareness Day events scheduled in March. April events will be evaluated soon.
Clients — The Indiana Family and Social Services Division of Aging is providing guidance on client visits and allowing more assessments via phone calls as opposed to face-to-face visits. Case managers have the ability to work from home and continue to provide service to our clients.
If assistance is needed for meals, transportation or in-home services, call LifeSpan at 1-812-948-8330 and ask to speak to an options counselor. Referrals can also be made through the agency’s website, www.lsr14.org.