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LATEST COVID-19 UPDATE - How Are You Feeling?
UPDATE – April 27, 2020
How Are You Feeling?
To Our Moore Center Community:
It’s been a bit of time since I checked in with you, and I thought this was a good time to ask you a simple question: How are you feeling? If you’re anything like me, when someone asks this question my first reaction is to offer a simple and polite, “I’m fine.”
Yet, as we approach the six-week mark of this historical journey we’re all walking together. And as our personal and professional lives continue to be turned upside-down, I know that even when some of us insist we’re ‘fine,’ that might not necessarily be the case. In fact, I suspect that even those of you who seem to be managing okay would probably give a far more detailed answer if simply given the opportunity to do so.
I’ll be honest… these days I sometimes find myself getting tired and stressed – even a bit overwhelmed – with the uncertainty of what may be lurking around the corner. Coupled with the fact we are now so isolated from one another, well, it certainly can be a heavy weight to bear. And, since I’m human, I’m fairly certain I’m not the only one to feel this way.
The most important thing I want you to know is that you’re not alone. With all the uncertainty swirling around us, if you’re not sleeping as well as you usually do, I understand. Or if you find yourself growing impatient or frustrated with even the slightest thing around family or friends, or that person lurking on the other side of the computer screen, I understand. Or if you’re anxious about the future, or the health and well-being of those you hold the tightest, I understand that too.
Now, more than ever, it’s incredibly important to be gentle with yourself. If you have a day when things seem completely off-kilter, or if it’s a struggle to get anything done, let it go. You’re doing the best you can, and sometimes that’s enough. Remember, these are unprecedented days and we are all being asked to continue on despite it all.
I encourage you today, and in the days to come, to just do the best you can. Each day is a new beginning, and if all you can muster is to take a deep breath in and let it out, well, I think that’s heroic.
I’m thinking of you and cheering you on. And if you get a moment, send me an email and let me know how you are feeling! Send me a note at firstname.lastname@example.org
Paul S. Boynton
President and Chief Executive Officer
NEW HOTLINE: You can now call 211 if you have questions or concerns about the COVID-19 outbreak in NH.
Coronaviruses are a large family of viruses, but only several types are known to commonly cause infections in people, with these common human coronaviruses usually causing mild to moderate respiratory illness (like the common cold). The Moore Center is following this closely, in partnership with the New Hampshire Department of Health. Should more action be necessary, we will keep you up-to-date via this website and direct communication.
In light of all that has taken place during this pandemic, The Moore Center’s Board of Directors has made the decision to postpone this year’s Garden Party honoring Dan Cronin until June of 2021.
You may recall we had previously rescheduled it to this September, but given the nature of the event and the large number of attendees (typically 550 to 600), we believe this is the best decision to ensure the health and safety of all. And of course, we want to be able to honor Dan Cronin at a time that is much more appropriate for a true celebration.
A new date will be chosen in early 2021
If you have a family member who receives services through the Developmental Service System of Area Agencies you may have you heard about the Corrective Action Plan (CAP) that NH is under, related to the Home and Community Based Services (HCBS) Waivers through the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid (CMS).
The three 1915 (c) waivers affected by this CAP are Developmental Services, Acquired Brain Disorder, and Children’s In-Home Services.
The compliance issues addressed in the CAP focus on conflict of interest between case management and direct service delivery; and compliance with Medicaid billing rules, which allow providers to bill directly to the State.
Matthew brings a wealth of knowledge on the history of New Hampshire’s Regional Service System and its evolution to today’s model.
Watch the full video presentation here!
A Life Skills Coach is a coach, mentor and teacher. They help individuals with intellectual disabilities, like autism & Down syndrome, develop the skills needed to integrate into the community and pursue opportunities for employment, improving their overall quality of life.
The best way to avoid the high cost of a nursing home is to avoid incidents that take your choice away. This is by far the most cost-effective approach to ensuring the best quality of life for the least possible cost.
To help you identify incidents that could take your choice away we offer a Free In-Home Risk Assessment. This assessment will help you understand the high-risk activities that your elderly loved one faces that could cause them to lose their independence and end up in a nursing home.
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Based in Manchester, New Hampshire, The Moore Center is a state and regional innovator with more than 50 years of experience in helping people become productive, fulfilled members of the community.
Working closely with each individual, The Moore Center identifies unique needs and creates individualized programs to enhance that person’s quality of life and that of the community as a whole. We are an award-winning leader recognized for providing high quality, cost-effective services with a personal, caring touch to individuals with developmental and intellectual disabilities and acquired brain injuries, as well as services to children and senior citizens and training for the human services workforce.
Compassion, commitment and community provide the foundation for all of The Moore Center’s initiatives and inspire our primary goal: Creating opportunities for a good life.
The Moore Center serves people with intellectual, developmental and personal challenges by creating opportunities for a good life.
We envision a day when all people, despite their challenges, are fully engaged in their communities and living a good life.
Honesty: We deal with each other in an open and sincere manner.
Integrity: We act in a manner consistent with our words and beliefs, always honoring our commitments.
Respect: We treat one another with kindness, courtesy, dignity and empathy.
Diversity: We value and respect differences among all individuals.
Accountability: We take fiscal and programmatic responsibility for our own words and actions.
Innovation: We foster and encourage creativity in facilitating options.
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