Is Senior Living the right choice, right now?Assisted Living, Independent Living Communities, Personal Care | December 10, 2020
At American Senior Communities our lifestyle options offer seniors a safe and maintenance-free environment, with a wide variety of amenities, social opportunities and healthcare services, when and if needed. We understand there are questions about how our residents are staying safe and engaged during the COVID-19 pandemic and we invite you to learn more.
Is it safe to move into a Senior Living Community right now?
Resident health and safety are our top priorities. We continue to welcome new residents to our communities throughout the public health pandemic because we know there are seniors who need our support. Our team members work tirelessly to ensure a safe and sanitary environment. Each team member, private caregiver and service provider is screened daily upon arriving at the community. The healthcare staff at each community monitors residents around the clock so we can identify changes early and work in partnership with family members and medical providers to create the best care plan possible. Our residents also have access COVID-19 testing if needed and will receive priority when vaccines are available.
ASC is also proud to introduce our new program, SMART Solutions. With SMART Solutions, we now offer safe and sanitary move-ins in partnership with preferred providers. We provide move-in guidelines that will assist you with your transition as we continue to ensure the health and wellness of our residents and employees.
Can I see my loved ones?
Yes! We help our residents stay connected with the people they love the most.
We are happy to offer video and in-person visits and our team can help you schedule an appointment. We will assist with technology, and if your visit is in-person, we will manage the safety protocol. Before your in-person visit, we will ask your guest a few questions, take their temperature and remind them to wear a mask for their entire visit. We must honor social distancing guidelines, so no hugs quite yet.
Why isn’t living with my family a better choice during the pandemic?
Living with family during the pandemic is an option many seniors have considered. We understand that family members who are still working, running errands and socializing outside the home worry about bringing the virus back home and putting their senior loved ones at risk. Having a place where all who enter are screened each time prior to entering is comforting to families. Additionally, because our residents benefit from three nutritious meals a day, social opportunities, and a 24-hour emergency response system, many families consider ASC a clear, best option for them.
ASC has also taken necessary steps to ensure that our residents and visitors avoid any health risks associated with the virus. We began implementing electrostatic sprayers, which is a technique that involves applying a disinfectant with an electric charge. As the disinfection liquid is sprayed, it is “atomized” with a very fine mist. The mist, with its positive charge, is attracted to the surface like a magnet. This ensures high touch areas like doorknobs, light switches, handrails, and buses are completely sanitized on a regular basis.
Won’t I be isolated in my apartment at American Senior Communities?
No! Our residents have the benefit of interacting with people each day. Our nursing team members support our residents from the time they awake until they go to bed. We take great care to sanitize regularly and arrange furniture appropriately so our seniors can continue to enjoy meals together, create crafts, and stay active. Our residents continue to THRIVE at American Senior Communities.