COVID-19 GUIDELINES FOR NEW RESIDENTS

Updated 3/18/21

At the Arbors / Ivy, the health and safety of our residents, staff, visitors, and families is our top priority. We’ve been vigilant about observing all safety protocols every step of the way as we’ve navigated this pandemic. As guidelines from the CDC and DPH adjust to accommodate the new normal, we want to keep you updated with our current status regarding visitors, moving-in and family visits.

Resident/Family Indoor and Outdoor Visits

  • Family members are able to visit their loved ones at an outdoor area (weather permitting) or in the Resident’s apartment.
  • We request that these visits be scheduled in advance when possible.
  • Face coverings are required and a social distance of six feet must be maintained.
  • Visitors will be screened when they enter the community and will be denied entry if they have had an exposure to anyone known or suspected to be COVID-19 positive in the previous 14 days or if they are exhibiting any symptoms.
  • Visitors will be directed to go directly to the apartment or visitation area and are not allowed in other areas of the community at this time.

New Residents

  • We are carefully and thoughtfully accepting new residents. We want to assure everyone that we are doing what we can to make life as normal as possible in our new normal. With that said, we are also being very cautious and following DPH and CDC Guidelines.
  • New Residents who have been fully vaccinate (two weeks past 2nd dose) or who have recently recovered from COVID-19 are not required to isolate when they move in.
  • New Residents who have not been fully vaccinated or have not recently recovered from COVID-19 will not be allowed to participate in group activities or communal dining for the 1st (14) days.
    • PLEASE know that during these 14 days there will be frequent visits. One-on-one activities will be conducted in the apartment including snacks, gardening, games, and lots of love!
    • Delicious, nutritious meals will be served three times a day—and perhaps a cocktail or two! Our new residents get extra love and attention while adjusting to their new apartment.
    • During this 14-day period, as long as the Resident has not had a known or suspected exposure to Covid-19, we will schedule virtual visits as well as outdoor or in apartment visits. The visits need to be scheduled in advance. Face coverings will be required and a social distance of six feet must be maintained for the duration of the visit.

Appointments

  • If a resident leaves the community for a medical appointment, hair appointment or any other reason, we ask that they wear a facemask, maintain appropriate social distance, and perform proper hand hygiene the entire time they are out of the community. We will conduct a risk assessment following the leave or outing to determine if a quarantine is necessary upon return to the community.

Activities

  • Our residents remain engaged through a variety of creative interactions. These include one-on-one activities, small groups of less than ten, virtual activities as well as scheduled walks and outdoor time. Weather permitting, we will be scheduling outdoor entertainers and outdoor group activities while maintaining an appropriate social distance.

Dining

  • At this time, our dining rooms have begun to re-open. We continue to offer the alternative of delivering three delicious, nutritious meals a day to residents that have chosen not to return to the dining room at this time.
  • Our fully vaccinated Residents are able to enjoy the company of their friends in small groups, no larger than four, in our dining room. Dining companions will remain the same at this time.
  • Unvaccinated Residents will be able to enjoy their meals in the dining room however, they will be required to maintain a 6-foot distance from other Residents.

If you or your family have any questions, please let us know.

COVID-19 VACCINATION PROGRAM

The Arbors/Ivy in partnership with Walgreens

The Arbors/Ivy Communities are excited to be working with Walgreens to ensure that our residents are among the first to receive the COVID-19 vaccinations. Vaccination dates are now being scheduled. Please contact your executive director or the community that you might be interested in to learn more.

The CDC recently released answers to common questions about the vaccines and process: Facts about COVID-19 Vaccines

 

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