Uncertain times have called for a lot of changes, including suspending offerings at our Day Service facilities – but one thing remains the same:
Lifeworks is still accepting intakes and offering services.
Available support includes:
● Remote, one-to-one:
● Self-directing your support through Fiscal Management Services:
With you leading the way, we honor choice and provide a seamless intake process, virtual support, user-friendly digital tools, and responsive communication.
Have questions? Let us help. Our knowledgeable staff are here for you. All you need to do is give us a call at 651-454-2732 or Contact Us.
Lifeworks Response to COVID-19
The safety and the well-being of the people we serve, their families, and staff are Lifeworks’ top priorities. As the COVID-19 situation has evolved, Lifeworks has been listening to people within our community, leveraging state and federal guidelines, and responding to its impact.
The changes needed for how we deliver services and the corresponding financial results of COVID-19 led Lifeworks to make several, time-sensitive decisions and modifications to the way we conduct operations. In a two-week time period, Lifeworks developed a robust business continuity plan, enhanced health and safety protocols, transitioned to a remote workforce, postponed (and ultimately cancelled) our largest fundraiser, and furloughed some of our fellow team members. While these immediate efforts were necessary to continue supporting people with disabilities, we are putting into place long-term strategies for navigating and responding to the pandemic.
Reinventing What’s Possible
Despite staying at home, the people we serve have told us that they still would like and need support. Everyone wants more flexibility and choice in how they select and receive services and we believe that by leveraging technology, we can move beyond traditional service models.
At Lifeworks, we’re not afraid to try new things. The “new normal” of COVID-19 has pushed Lifeworks to evolve and innovate quickly. Remote check-ins, intakes, and annuals continue to take place across all of Lifeworks offerings. We’re also working to implement new offerings that include family training, night supervision, virtual Pre-Employment, and self-directed advocacy workshops.
To continue to be a leading service provider for people with disabilities, Lifeworks is examining every process we use and every service we offer. We’re focusing on developing outcome-based models that will help us further demonstrate the impact of our work and encourage systematic change. As Lifeworks looks to the future of services, we know that reinvention will both allow us to expand our offerings to more people throughout the state and will also help people increase their self-reliance and receive more natural support in their communities.
Lifeworks Preparedness Plans
COVID-19 Vaccination Information
Minnesota is still in Phase I of the State’s vaccination plan. Lifeworks has not received confirmation from the Minnesota Department of Health (MDH) that working in a private home as a Direct Support Professional or PCA qualifies for vaccine eligibility in Phase I Tier 3.
At this time, Lifeworks is not coordinating vaccinations for employees. Instead, we are advising employees to:
● Call the Minnesota help line at 651-297-1304 or 1-800-657-3504. Calls are answered Mon.-Fri.: 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
● Visit your County website or call your County’s information line to inquire about county-based vaccination initiatives.
● Contact your personal health care provider to inquire about vaccine eligibility
Additional COVID-19 Resources
● Centers for Disease Control & Prevention (CDC)– General information: 1-800-232-5414
● COVID-19 Overview – available in 20 languages
● Health Care Insurance and Low-Cost Clinic Information – available in 20 languages
● How to Wash Your Hands Video – available in 7 languages
● Minnesota Department of Health Hotline: 651-201-3920
● Prevent the Spread Poster – available in 7 languages