CareOne Joins Relief Efforts in Puerto Rico; Evacuates Elderly

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CareOne Flies Generators, Insulin, Water and Food to the Island

CareOne brought much needed aid to Puerto Rico

CareOne partnered with sister companies InnovaCare and Partners Pharmacy to bring the residents of Puerto Rico necessities, such as food, water, insulin and generators.

CareOne has joined other private companies including Facebook, Google, Tesla and Apple, to offer support and crucial relief to the 3.4 million people of Puerto Rico who were slammed by Hurricane Maria. CareOne flew over 20,000 lbs of donations including generators, 1,000 vials of insulin, food and water to Puerto Rico. In addition, CareOne evacuated elderly residents who were in need of medical care. While on board the flight to the United States, one elderly woman’s oxygen concentrator’s unit battery failed. CareOne physicians on board stabilized her until the flight landed and she was admitted to the ER upon landing.

Local residents and employees of CareOne facilities in Massachusetts and New Jersey collected contributions that were flown to Puerto Rico with the CareOne crew. CareOne partnered with sister companies InnovaCare and Partners Pharmacy to bring the residents of Puerto Rico necessities, such as food, water, insulin and generators.

“The people of Puerto Rico have been devastated by Hurricane Maria and many are still without power and have limited access to clean water, food, and medicine,” says Daniel E. Straus, CEO of CareOne. “We are one of many concerned private companies that are stepping in to help those who are facing a long and difficulty recovery.”

Puerto Rico has had no running water, electricity or reliable communication with the rest of the world since Hurricane Maria slammed into Puerto Rico on Sept. 20 as a Category 4 storm with winds of 155 mph. Residents have had difficulty obtaining basic necessities of water, food and fuel for cars and generators. Food, cell phone service, medicine and other lifesaving provisions are in limited supply.

In addition to the donations already collected and distributed in Puerto Rico, CareOne management has established the Gwen and Joseph Straus Foundation to supply financial assistance to individuals and families impacted by unforeseen circumstances. The Foundation will also provide funds to research organizations.

The Gwendolyn And Joseph Straus Charitable Fund is an organization that focuses on improving the quality of life through charitable financial assistance to individuals, families and community organizations who are significantly impacted by catastrophic events.

For more information on how to donate to CareOne’s relief effort in Puerto Rico, call CareOne at 1-877-99-CARE1 (22731).

About CareOne
With services that include post-hospital care, rehabilitation, assisted living, long-term care and a variety of clinical specialty programs, CareOne offers compassionate care in gracious, professionally managed centers and communities. CareOne serves thousands of seniors every day. With more than 29 centers in New Jersey, CareOne’s outstanding programs and services are conveniently located throughout the state. Interested parties can engage with CareOne on social media by following @CareOneMgt on Twitter, @careonemgt on Instagram, and Care-One Management, LLC on Facebook and LinkedIn. For more information about CareOne, please visit http://www.care-one.com

Media contacts:
Patricia Chiorello
VP of Communications and Census Development, CareOne
551-245-4840

Beth Brody
Oxford Communications
908-295-0600
beth(at)brodypr(dot)com

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