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Wellesley Coronavirus Grants Fund New Technology At Nursing Home

WELLESLEY, MA — The latest round of grants from Wellesley’s coronavirus relief grant program awarded over $6,000 to a nursing and rehabilitation facility. Elizabeth Seton Residence in Wellesley was awarded $6,779 — the bulk of which will be used on new technology to keep residents connected but safe in the age of COVID-19.

This latest round of grants brings the total amount of money awarded by the COVID-19 Relief Fund to nearly $94,000 in 10 weeks.

The grant money for Elizabeth Seton Residence will pay for:

• Boogie Board Writing Tablets to help caregivers better communicate with residents. Wearing masks eliminates visual cues between nursing staff and residents and creates frustration. Grant money will purchase 86 tablets for resident rooms that can be quickly used to communicate information and needs. The tablets can also be easily sanitized.

• PockeTalkers and Headphones will enhance the quality of communication between residents and

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