Covid19 – Update Sunday, March, 15, 2020 2:00 pm
We here at Wings are concerned with the health, safety and wellbeing of the families that we serve, our staff and our community. We will be posting here on this website and face book page any updates to our service delivery.
For now, our offices are still open and serving families. Our care coordinators, family support partners and nurses will be contacting our families in the coming days to discuss options to meetings, identifying needs families have and discussing how to best address those needs, and how to continue our service delivery with minimal interruptions and disruptions, while taking the suggested precautions given to us by the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).
What we are going to do for service delivery: We are asking families to consider “telehealth” for the next few weeks. We have permission from DHHS/Mainecare to use telehealth as an option to face to face meetings. We are going to keep our scheduled meetings but do them via telephone or ZOOM to reduce exposure for you and your family and our staff. ZOOM is a teleconferencing app and we would like you to try it out with us. We can use this video conferencing app to hold our usual face to face meetings with our families and colleagues. It might require you to download the APP. ZOOM is encrypted for security purposes and is HIPAA compliant. Our staff will walk you through how Zoom works but basically it is like “face time” on an iphone or messenger video on FaceBook. Wings staff would send you a link to your phone or email and you click it. It uses your camera as a video camera to meet, most service providers are asking families to consider this mode of communication for the time being. We can also use the telephone. We will be mailing things like Individual Support Plans of Care, releases, and Comprehensive Assessments to you for your authorization and signature; we will provide self-addressed stamped envelopes to send things back to us.
We are ensuring that staff who are showing signs of the flu or COVID19 (Coronavirus) are taking care of themselves and not coming into work. If you have a need and your care coordinator is out, we have many other people here to help should you need anything. Just call our main number 207.941.2988 and you will be assisted immediately.
As a precaution, we are not holding any meetings in any of the offices until further notice. We will keep folks updated right here on this website.
If you receive in home services such as Section 28 or Home and Community Treatment (HCT) we will give you information about how these service will be effected as well as any other appointments such a therapy, medication management etc…
The CDC is the best place to get information and updates about the COVID19 virus. You can find that at www.cdc.gov
www.Maine.gov is another place for information. In addition, you can always call us and we will help you with the most recent updates.
The Maine Crisis Hot Line is still providing crisis services at: 1-888-568-1112 should you need them.
Wings face book page is @wingsforchildren&families
Take care and we will keep you posted. Please do not hesitate calling me at 207.941.2988 should you have questions, concerns or comments.