Hebrew SeniorLife Introduces “Front-Line Staff Appreciation Pay” for Direct Care Workers in COVID-19 Pandemic

Staff to Receive Increase in Pay from April 5 Until May 2

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BOSTON – Hebrew SeniorLife (HSL), a nonprofit organization that cares for more than 3,000 Boston area seniors daily, today announced a Front-Line Staff Appreciation Pay Program for its direct care workers on the frontlines of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Lou Woolf, President and CEO of Hebrew SeniorLife said, “Our direct care staff is the heart and soul of our organization. Front-line staff nurture and care for our seniors in our health care facilities, across all of our senior living communities, and through home care, in patient homes in the community. We offer this Appreciation Pay Plan to recognize their 24/7 commitment to the seniors in our care during this pandemic.”

The Appreciation Pay Plan is designed for all front-line staff and support staff who work onsite at one of HSL’s campuses in Boston, Dedham, Canton, Randolph, Brookline, or Revere, or go into patient homes to provide home care. The Plan is retroactive to April 5 and will extend through May 2.

The Appreciation Pay Program follows on the heels of other supports HSL has put in place for direct care staff during the pandemic. These include no-cost hotel accommodations, free meals, an emergency sick bank, wellness supports, and more.

Woolf continued, “We have enormous gratitude and respect for our front-line staff and thank them for everything they do every day.”

About Hebrew SeniorLife
Hebrew SeniorLife is a national senior services leader dedicated to rethinking, researching, and redefining the possibilities of aging. As New England’s largest nonprofit provider of senior health care and living communities, and the only one affiliated with Harvard Medical School, HSL cares for more than 3000 seniors a day across six campuses throughout Greater Boston. Our locations include: Hebrew Rehabilitation Center, Boston and Dedham; NewBridge on the Charles, Dedham; Orchard Cove, Canton; Simon C. Fireman Community, Randolph; Center Communities of Brookline, Brookline; and Jack Satter House, Revere. Founded in 1903, HSL also conducts influential research into aging and trains more than 1,000 students in geriatric care each year. Visit https://www.hebrewseniorlife.org, follow us on Twitter @H_SeniorLife, like us on Facebook, or read our blog.