We welcomed Rochelle Allen, a registered nurse and Regional Vice President of Business Development for AccentCare, to Michael and Maddie today.

With Thanksgiving on the top of everyone's mind this week, Rochelle offered some tips on how to remain safe during the COVID pandemic.

Of course, we all know that health officials here in Massachusetts and across the nation are urging families to forego celebrating Thanksgiving with any extended family that doesn't live in the same household. However, if you must celebrate Thanksgiving with people that don't live in your home, AccentCare offered these suggestions:

  1. Wear a mask, and safely store your mask while eating and drinking.
  2. Bring your own food, drinks, plates, cups, and utensils.
  3. Avoid going in and out of the areas where food is being prepared or handle.
  4. Use single-use options, such as packets of salad dressing and condiments, and disposable tableware.
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It's also important to realize that as happy and jolly this time of year can be, there are many that struggle with the "holiday blues," said Allen. Family members that have been looking forward to the holidays may now have to spend the season alone. Allen said it is important to remember to reach out to these people, and to FaceTime them if possible.

AccentCare is a nationwide company, its nearest location is in Fall River. They can deliver care wherever a patient calls home, both in senior living communities or private residences. Whether in person or virtually, AccentCare is standing by to help with 24/7 care. Feel free to call AccentCare whenever we can be of service to you. You can find them at accentcare.com or (508) 235-5312.

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