Fallon Health sends meals, COVID care packages to members

Photo of COVID care pack itemsWorcester, Mass., February 17, 2021— Fallon Health, a mission-focused, community-based not-for-profit health care services organization today announced new ways it is supporting the health care needs of its members during the COVID-19 pandemic. The outreach effort, which includes having nutritious food and healthy items delivered to homes, will focus on helping those members most at risk of, and most impacted by, the coronavirus including those in certain Fallon programs for individuals over the age of 65.

“One year after the pandemic began, our members, like many, are feeling the emotional fatigue of having to deal with the constant threat of illness,” said Richard Burke, President and CEO of Fallon Health. “At Fallon, our mission is making our communities healthy—physically and emotionally. It is our sincere hope that these meals and care packages will provide a sense of comfort during these challenging times.”

“Throughout the pandemic we have stayed connected to our members,” said Deb Daviau, VP Medicare and Executive Director NaviCare for Fallon Health. “Getting out of the house, even to run essential errands, is still a frightening thought for many who may be at higher risk of COVID-19 due to their age and health status. By making these special deliveries, we are able to help them continue to meet their health needs from the safety of their homes.”

Staggered over the coming weeks, approximately 21,000 eligible NaviCare® and Fallon Medicare Plus™ members will receive the following:

COVID-19 Care Kit
This package includes COVID-19 information and resources, as well as tools to help members stay safe, avoid illness and monitor their health. Some items include:

  • Two face masks—that can be washed and worn several times
  • Face shield—to be worn over a reusable face mask
  • Thermometer—that can take body temperature on the forehead or in an ear
  • Hand sanitizer and hand wipes
  • Germ key—a tool that can help members avoid touching surfaces with germs, like ATM buttons and doors

Mom's Meals
Members will receive 10 prepared meals, delivered to their homes. These meals will include breakfast and lunch/dinner options that are designed by professional chefs and registered dieticians.

Strength building kit
This kit will be sent to member homes in an effort to help them get regular exercise and support both their physical and mental health. The kit will include a resistance strap and Quick Start Guide with exercises designed for any fitness level.

For additional information on how Fallon is helping its members and the community stay safe and healthy during the current health care crisis, please visit fallonhealth.org/coronavirus.

Melissa Randall
Corporate Communications Manager, Fallon Health

About Fallon Health
Founded in 1977, Fallon Health is a leading health care services organization that supports the diverse and changing needs of those we serve. In addition to offering innovative health insurance solutions and a variety of Medicaid and Medicare products, we excel in creating unique health care programs and services that provide coordinated, integrated care for seniors and individuals with complex health needs. Fallon has consistently ranked among the nation’s top health plans and is accredited by the National Committee for Quality Assurance for its HMO, Medicare Advantage and Medicaid products.