The City of Montebello Fire Department is proud to announce the Senior Homebound COVID-19 Vaccination Program. This Program is meant to provide an alternative method for vaccination for home-bound seniors within the City of Montebello. The Montebello Fire Department will provide a Firefighter/Paramedic to administer the vaccine to the home-bound senior and a Montebello Community Assistance Program (MCAP) Social Worker and/or Case Manager will provide a wellness check on the senior. This effort is in collaboration with the City’s Recreation and Community Services (R&CS) Department who is assisting with logistical and staff support.
If you or someone you know is a homebound senior and is in need of receiving the COVID-19 vaccine at home please call or email to be placed on the City’s Homebound roster.
Definition of Homebound Senior
A home-bound person is defined as an individual needing the help of another person or medical equipment such as crutches, a walker, or a wheelchair to leave their home OR their doctor believes that their health or illness could get worse if they leave their home AND it is difficult for the individual to leave their home AND the individual typically cannot leave their home. A home-bound senior is a person who meets the definition of home-bound person and is 65 or older.
Group 1. Individuals who need any of the following durable medical equipment on a daily basis: hospital bed, oxygen tank, ventilator.
Group 2. Individuals who are unable to care for self, functionally dependent on others for activities of daily living (feeding, bathing, dressing/grooming, toileting, transferring), and otherwise requires equivalent of institution or nursing home level of care.
Group 3. Individuals who are confined to bed or chair more than 50% of waking hours due to a medical, cognitive, and/or psychiatric conditions (e.g. dementia)
The following are exclusions that exist for program participation. These exclusions exist to better serve homebound seniors and provide a safe and comfortable environment to persons with certain medical conditions.
- Individuals who are able to get to a community vaccination site to receive the vaccine
- Individuals who already received at least 1 dose of a 2 dose vaccine or 1 dose of a single dose vaccine
- Individuals who might be at an increased risk for anaphylaxis following vaccination (i.e., people with a precaution to vaccination or those with a history of anaphylaxis due to any case) should consider whether they could be vaccinated in a setting where medical care is immediately available should they experience serious adverse reactions following vaccination.