Now we have a new community partnership forming with Operation PPE (Personal Protective Equipment). The Avenidas Door to Door transportation program and Avenidas Care Partners social work program have teamed up with compassionate doctors from PAMF and Stanford to distribute masks and other personal protection equipment to skilled nursing, assisted living and memory care facilities, as well as home health care agencies.
The purpose of the project is to help protect staff, vulnerable seniors and caregivers from exposure in congregate living situations by providing surgical or N95 masks, face shields and gowns. Dr. Lam of PAMF, Dr. Martin, and Dr. Ayati from Stanford, are among the geriatricians coordinating this critical service with Avenidas, with the help of Pat Robinson, retired home health care nurse. This project will continue as long as necessary, possibly through the Fall and in the advent of future waves of the pandemic.
If you are interested in helping, please call (650) 289-5400 to leave a message for Jyllian Halliburton, Director of Community Engagement, or email . We are seeking volunteers to do outreach and deliveries, donors, and donated supplies for this important project.