• Caring for Our Seniors

    Resources to Keep Seniors Engaged During Shelter in Place

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    Avenidas has temporarily closed its facilities and has suspended its in-person classes and activities, but has assembled a wide variety of resources that are available free on their website. 

    During this difficult time, Seniors can still turn to Avenidas for information, resources, support, or just a friendly voice!

    Click here to browse the assortment of activities and entertainment for your Senior 

  • Complimentary Senior Life Enrichment Guide

    In an effort to help combat loneliness during this time of social isolation, Home Care Assistance created a 28-page Enrichment Guide, a resource to promote engagement and stimulation. Chock full of fun and meaningful activities that seniors can do via their computer or smartphone, we encourage you to share this guide with the community. Whether it's taking a virtual tour of impressionist artwork at Paris' Musée d’Orsay, viewing a timeline of the world at the British Museum, listening to the Vancouver Symphony's final performance to watching animals at the San Diego Zoo, there is something for everyone!   

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

       Click on the image to view, or cut and    paste this URL into your browser:

       https://homecareassistance.com/life-enrichment-guide

  • Advice For Caregivers

     

    "Senior Care in the Age of a Pandemic"

    A free webinar featuring Dr. Milana Boukhman Trounce,

    Assistant Professor, Stanford University School of Medicine

    recorded March 23rd

    Click on the image below to view the webinar

     

     

    Provided courtesy of Chamber member:

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  • New Law for Employers New Law for Employers

    FAMILIES FIRST CORONAVIRUS RESPONSE ACT (FFCRA)

    The full text of the FFCRA can be found here.

    The FFCRA is a new federal law that requires employers with fewer than 500 employees to provide two new paid leave benefits for eligible employees affected by the COVID-19 virus in 2020. This applies only to those employees (not already laid off) who are home sick. The leave requirements generally provide paid sick time or paid leave under certain circumstances (as described more fully in the notice poster, link #4, below). The FFCRA also provides tax credits that may help employers provide the paid leave benefits.

    The FFCRA helps the U.S. combat workplace effects of COVID-19 by reimbursing American private employers that have fewer than 500 employees with tax credits for the cost of providing employees with paid leave, taken for specified reasons related to COVID-19. The law enables employers to keep workers (who are home sick with COVID-19 related illness and therefore unable to work, even remotely) on their payrolls, while at the same time ensuring that workers are not forced to choose between their paychecks and the public health measures needed to combat the virus. The Departmnt's Wage and Hour Division administers the paid leave portions of the FFCRA.

    If an employer has fewer than 50 employees and providing the paid leave benefits would jeopardize the viability of the business as a going concern, the small business exemption may apply. Employers who believe they qualify for the exemption should document why the business meets the exemption criteria unless and until the Department of Labor issues additional guidance on claiming the exemption.

    Effective April 1, 2020, employers are required to properly notify their employees of the new FFCRA leave benefits and implement the requirements.

    Below are links to important resources that contain compliant employee notices, guidance, and recommendations for employers subject to the FFCRA.

    1. Department of Labor: COVID-19 and the American Workplace
    2. Fact Sheet: FFCRA – Employee Paid Leave Rights (in English)
    3. Fact Sheet: FFCRA – Employer Paid Leave Requirements (in English)
    4. Compliant FFCRA notice poster for private-sector employees (in English)
    5. Department of Labor FAQ for the FFCRA employee notice poster

    courtesy of Montgomery & Hansen, LLP

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