Today's Date: January 26, 2021
No7 Launches ‘Unstoppable Together’ in the U.S. – With the ‘SHEcovery’ as First Priority to Get Wo   •   Healthify and Papa Team Up to Address the Impacts of Social Isolation and Loneliness Among Older Adults   •   Sigo Partners with Mexico-based Saive to Launch First Spanish-Language Safe Driving App in the U.S.   •   Alaxo Airway Stents and Healthy Trucking of America Ink Partnership: Professional Drivers Access Nasal Breathing Solution for Sn   •   Just 4 Kids Opens Pediatric Home Health and Hospice To Serve In Southeastern Idaho   •   sComm Selects ReadSpeaker to Increase Efficacy of Speech Generating Device Communication   •   Minwax® Announces Vintage Blue, a Comforting and Nostalgic Hue, as 2021 Color of the Year   •   As Women Struggle With COVID-Related Anxiety, Lionrock Prepares for Influx in Alcohol Recovery Program Enrollment In 2021   •   Online School to Receive Prestigious Ohio Purple Star Designation for Helping Military Families   •   PRO Unlimited and Eightfold AI Announce Exclusive Partnership to Bring AI and Diversity & Inclusion to Modern Workforce Mana   •   Nintendo News: Viva Festivale! Experience the Carnival Spirit With This Animal Crossing: New Horizons Free Update   •   The BlackNorth Initiative Announces Newly Appointed Members to the Board of Directors   •   Veterans' Stories Now Making Impact Across the Country through National Expansion of Veterans Breakfast Club Programming and Com   •   Blue Yonder, Coresight Research Finds 65% of Retailers Established or Expanded Domestic Manufacturing Due to COVID-19   •   Aloe Care Health Reports Revenue Spike Following Launch Of Plug-And-Play Medical Alert Service Option   •   FOURMIDABLE assumes management of four apartments across several states   •   The Curvy Fashionista Presents The Cultivate Award with Founding Sponsor ELOQUII   •   At Home Eldercare Merges with Umbrella Franchise Company, Loyalty Brands   •   Huston-Tillotson University Students Stand to Win $15,000 in First "Social Enterprise Pitch-Off"   •   Peanuts Worldwide and GoNoodle Inspire Millions of Children, Teachers, and Parents to "Take Care" of Themselves, Each Other, and
Bookmark and Share

Applauding Governor Newsom's Call to Protect California Seniors, SCAN Health Plan Expands COVID-19 Member and Community Support

Applauding Governor Newsom's Call to Protect California Seniors, SCAN Health Plan Expands COVID-19 Member and Community Support

Campaign's Objective to Combat Social Isolation and Food Insecurity for Those Over 65 Mirrors SCAN's Efforts to Serve the Most Vulnerable in Time of Physical Distancing

PR Newswire

LONG BEACH, Calif., April 2, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- SCAN Health Plan®, one of the nation's largest not-for-profit Medicare Advantage health plans, today announced its support for California Governor Gavin Newsom's "Stay Home. Save Lives. Check In." campaign, which launched Tuesday. Aimed at combatting social isolation and food insecurity among those 65 and older—a community highly vulnerable to COVID-19—the effort calls on all Californians to check in on older neighbors with a call, text or physically-distanced door knock. Long committed to helping seniors remain healthy and independent, SCAN shares the governor's pledge to encourage communities to come together to support the state's seniors.

"We wholeheartedly praise Governor Newsom and his administration for launching this timely and critically important campaign to ensure older Californians remain socially engaged and have groceries, medication and other essentials, while remaining safely at home," said Chris Wing, CEO of SCAN Health Plan. "For more than 40 years—and continuing during the current pandemic—SCAN has been committed to supporting seniors by offering services and resources they need most."

Complementing the state's creation of a hotline for Californians to get information and assistance during the crisis, its plan to mail information and resources to residents 65 and older, and other initiatives, SCAN continues to provide support and resources.

For SCAN Health Plan members:

  • Member Outreach - SCAN has launched an employee "all hands" effort, proactively calling members to make sure they have what they need to stay healthy at home, focusing first on those who are:
    • High-risk, such as those on oxygen or who are homebound
    • Socially isolated, because they live alone or don't have a support system
  • SCAN Senior Advocates - Remaining safely on the job from home, SCAN Senior Advocates (SCAN members who are also employees) are listening for unmet needs during their regular birthday and welcome calls to SCAN members. Should there be a necessity for meals, medication or something else, SCAN taps into member benefits, when applicable, or arranges for community services

For seniors and caregivers in the community:

  • Emergency Funding for Nonprofits – Beyond its quarterly grants, SCAN is providing emergency funding for nonprofits serving seniors, including, to date, an additional $330,000 to 14 organizations—most of which are delivering meals and other necessary supplies
  • SCAN Friendly "Visitor" Program – This program, through which volunteers typically make in-person visits to seniors' homes, has shifted to a "friendly caller" program, helping ensure the safety of community clients while also offering the benefit of social interaction
  • Independence at Home Resource and Referral Line - The resource and referral line supported by Independence at Home, a SCAN community service, remains fully staffed and is a go-to source of information for seniors and caregivers

"Seniors in our communities are among those at greatest risk of suffering severe impacts of the coronavirus, so it's imperative that families, friends and neighbors do their utmost to provide support to those in need," added Wing. "With social isolation and food insecurity proven to negatively affect health outcomes, we must band together to ensure those 65 and older have everything they need at this difficult time."

About SCAN Health Plan 

SCAN Health Plan is one of the nation's largest not-for-profit Medicare Advantage plans, serving more than 215,000 members in California. Since its founding in 1977, SCAN has been a mission-driven organization dedicated to keeping seniors healthy and independent. Independence at Home, a SCAN community service, provides vitally needed services and support to seniors and their caregivers. SCAN also offers education programs, community funding, volunteer opportunities and other community services throughout our California service area. To learn more, visit scanhealthplan.com or facebook.com/scanhealthplan or follow us on Twitter @scanhealthplan.

Cision View original content to download multimedia:http://www.prnewswire.com/news-releases/applauding-governor-newsoms-call-to-protect-california-seniors-scan-health-plan-expands-covid-19-member-and-community-support-301034336.html

SOURCE SCAN Health Plan



Back to top
| Back to home page
Video

White House Live Stream
LIVE VIDEO EVERY SATURDAY
alsharpton Rev. Al Sharpton
9 to 11 am EST
jjackson Rev. Jesse Jackson
10 to noon CST


Video

LIVE BROADCASTS
Sounds Make the News ®
WAOK-Urban
Atlanta - WAOK-Urban
KPFA-Progressive
Berkley / San Francisco - KPFA-Progressive
WVON-Urban
Chicago - WVON-Urban
KJLH - Urban
Los Angeles - KJLH - Urban
WKDM-Mandarin Chinese
New York - WKDM-Mandarin Chinese
WADO-Spanish
New York - WADO-Spanish
WBAI - Progressive
New York - WBAI - Progressive
WOL-Urban
Washington - WOL-Urban

Listen to United Natiosns News