Small changes in our routines are designed to ensure client and staff safety. For some of our clients taking public transit is beyond their ability. For some, getting to appointments has always required McClendon Center coordinate transportation. Staff continue to pick these clients up and drive them to the clinic for their medications and care.
Always with safety in mind, both staff and client are provided masks and gloves. Staggering appointment times also helps to keep patients safe by ensuring an empty waiting room. The clinic and the office are regularly wiped down with medical grade cleaners throughout the day. It is just the new normal for us.
Sadly, we have had a handful of our clients test positive for Covid 19. Their care is being closely monitored and we advocate on their behalf whenever necessary. It would be easy to get overlooked in the fast paced response by all the various agencies that are involved. McClendon Center tries to stay one step ahead whenever possible. We know you agree – it is what our clients deserve.
Thank you for your continued interest for the people we serve and the tireless staff providing that care. It is even more meaningful knowing we have your support.
PS – Did you know the new CARES (Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security) Act allows taxpayers to take a charitable deduction of up to $300 ($600 for married couples) for those who take the standard deduction?
For those who do itemize their deductions, the new law allows for cash contributions to qualified charities such as McClendon Center to be deducted up to 100% of your adjusted gross income for the 2020 calendar year.