Coronavirus Precautions

Heritage Senior Communities continues to monitor the latest coronavirus (COVID-19) updates from the
Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Our management team have implemented protocols
that are consistent with CDC guidelines to ensure the quality and safety of our residents.
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What is Heritage Senior Communities doing to prepare for coronavirus?

 

  • Monitoring the latest updates from the CDC and our State Departments of Health
  • Educating our residents and staff on the latest CDC guidelines
  • Working hand in hand with our local County Health Departments on location-specific concerns
  • Encouraging our residents, as well as their families and visitors, to follow CDC prevention
    guidelines and monitor for symptoms
  • Developing protocol to enable quick responses as needed

What is Our Current Protocol?

We are taking Level 4 precautions for the health and safety of our residents in both Assisted and Independent Living Communities

Level 4 Protocol for Assisted Living includes:

  • All visitors are prohibited from entering our buildings, with the exception of health care providers that are essential to the care of our residents.
  • Visitors are limited to those essential to the care of our residents.
  • Anyone entering the building can be asked to complete a health screening before entering; which includes a temperature check and questionnaire.
  • Residents will stay in their rooms, where meals will be served to them.
  • All group social activities have been canceled until further notice, our staff is doing one-on-one activities with healthy residents.
  • Employees will stay at home if they have any of the following symptoms; fever, sore throat, cough, shortness of breath, body aches, chills, diarrhea, nausea, or respiratory problems.

    Level 4 Protocol for Independent Living includes:

    • Visitors are limited to those essential to the care of our residents.
    • Anyone entering the building can be asked to complete a health screening before entering; which includes a temperature check and questionnaire.
    • Residents are being asked to stay in their apartments, common areas and lounges have been closed.
    • All group social activities have been canceled until further notice.
    • Suspending all transportation, with the exception of limited grocery runs for those with no other means of obtaining supplies.
    • Employees will stay at home if they have any of the following symptoms; fever, sore throat, cough, shortness of breath, body aches, chills, diarrhea, nausea, or respiratory problems.

      What can you do to reduce your risk of getting coronavirus?

      Follow CDC guidelines for prevention, which include

      – Avoid close contact with people who are sick –
      – Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth –
      – Wash your hand often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds –
      – Stay home when sick –
      – Cover your cough –

      What can you do to help?

      Temporary or Long Term Employees Needed!

      Are you looking for a new job, a temporary position, or just want to help out your community during this pandemic? Apply Here

      Other Ways to Help: Make a Resident Smile

      How can the community help our elderly residents without coming into contact with them? There are many ways to continue to bring joy and socialization to their lives! Check out some ideas below:

      1. FaceTime, Call, Email or Text your loved ones, grandparents, friends and family that are in quarantine. 

      2. Donate activities for our residents to do such as: puzzles, books, card games, movies, magazines,  etc.

      3. Send them your favorite devotional, or Bible verses

      4. Send care packages, handwritten letters, or printed out photos

      5. Donate DIY arts and crafts such as: paint, paper, coloring supplies, crafts, color inside-the-lines books, crochet supplies, etc.

      6. Send them a plant to grow in their apartments

      7. Do they have an iPhone or social media? Send them YouTube videos, send your favorite song or a playlist you made for them, chat with them online, get them to download games, send funny memes/jokes to cheer them up, stay in contact!!