“On Lok staff is trained and equipped with PPE for home care services.”
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Celina Rodríguez
Special to El Observador

On Lok Lifeways PACE provides care for the health and well-being of seniors in the Bay Area. Even during the pandemic, On Lok has continued to offer its services in seniors’ homes. This is the case of Cecilia Rodriguez, who has been working for On Lok in San Jose as a physical therapy assistant for the past five years.

“All our services are still available, but with some changes. For instance, we are still cooking in the kitchens, but now we provide home-delivered meals instead of meals at the center. In my case, I’m currently helping the home care department. I visit our participants at their homes to bring them their medications and make sure they take them. I’m also accompanying them to their doctors’ appointments, especially those seniors who don’t speak English. Also, On Lok is training us so we can properly use PPE while providing our home care services”, Cecilia shares with us.

“We’re also delivering activity care packages so they can be entertained. We are in touch with them by phone, and remind them of our 24/7 phone line in case they need anything. We’re doing everything we can so our participants can feel they’re well taken care of in a safe way. I’m proud to be a part of the On Lok team because we work for people that really need some support”, Cecilia concludes.

On Lok Lifeways PACE provides a comprehensive health plan for adults over 55 with medical needs. It is recognized as a Medicare and Medi-Cal program. Contact On Lok by calling their Spanish phone line: 1-866-565-7223.

This story was aired on Celina Rodriguez’s Radio Program titled Buenas Tardes Con Celina, KZSF 1370 AM La Kaliente.