Good Evening Friends & Families,
This week we celebrated national assisted living week, which is an annual celebration, established in 1995 by the National Center for Assisted Living. It is a week to honor “the role of assisted living in caring for America’s seniors and individuals with disabilities.” This special week encourages Assisted Living communities nationwide to help educate the public about this integral component of long-term care.
This year’s theme is “Caring Is Essential” and we can think of nothing more fitting than paying homage to Assisted Living’s amazing caregivers. It has been a special week in more ways than one, as our communities in Florida and Texas began the process of welcoming visitors.
As we transition into the next phase and start to see your smiling faces (and masks and PPE), we will be reducing our routine communication to a weekly announcement. We will continue to keep you informed of ongoing happenings and host regular virtual Town Hall meetings. It goes without saying it is incumbent on all of us to stay safe and attentive. Family and responsible parties will be notified if any resident or staff tests positive. Aside from our commitment to transparency, it will require all visitation cease for 14 days from the test date.
We are so excited to have guests back in our communities! Please click on the highlighted link to review Protocols for visitation and you can download our Commitment to Safety flyer outlining the creative ways we working to keep our Moms and Dads safe. We have implemented several new strategies and processes including Electrostatic foggers which sanitize apartments and common areas with a fine disinfecting mist. This process coupled with deep cleaning and use of our ultraviolet light cases for electronics are some of the most aggressive cleaning approaches in the industry.
We look forward to seeing you soon.