At 2Life we are working 24/7 to ensure the health and wellbeing of our 1,500 older adult residents on 4 campuses throughout greater Boston. It helps to know we are not facing this alone. This is a very challenging time for all of us and especially for the people we serve. Almost all of our residents are over 70 years old AND 32% are over 85 years old!
We are clearly the highest risk group.
How we are responding to COVID-19:
- We have closed our buildings to outside vendors
- Increased our cleaning/disinfecting schedules by orders of magnitude -- more personnel, adding evening and weekend hours
- Supporting out staff to work remotely where possible and new social distancing protocols for on-site staff
- Working to ensure that our residents have the food, medicine, and supports they need to get them through this crisis
This is a rapidly evolving situation and we are monitoring it with public health partners every hour 7 days/week. We are spending over $500,000 a month in unbudgeted expenses -- and more if this continues beyond the summer.