The Road Back: Visitation, Vaccination & Active Communities
While we are still complying with COVID-19 policies and recommendations from the Department of Health and from the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), our communities have been open for visitation and our residents have returned to participating in daily activities for the past several months.
Visitors will continue to be asked to sign in and take a rapid antigen test to protect the health of our residents and our staff, but testing is no longer required nor is showing proof of vaccination.
We strongly encourage all residents and staff to get vaccinated and we are here to assist them through the process. Nearly all residents at all of our communities have been vaccinated.
We also encourage visitors to wear masks when in common areas around residents. If a visitor is vaccinated as well as the resident they are seeing, indoor and outdoor close contact is allowed as long as they are not around unvaccinated individuals, unless those individuals are children under the age of 12.
Policies per community may vary based on their respective county’s COVID-19 Activity Level Index (CALI) score.
Chelsea Senior Living infectious disease consultant Dr. Ronald Nahass tells us in the video below about the importance of the COVID-19 vaccination:
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Now Is a Good Time to Move Into Assisted Living
Many older Americans and their families have been wondering about the right time to consider Assisted Living, given their concerns about COVID-19. We believe that time is now.
COME TO OUR COMMUNITIES WITH CONFIDENCE
Whether it’s an exploratory visit, visiting a family member, or a move-in, we have safety protocols in place to protect you, our residents and our staff from exposure to COVID-19. Nearly all residents at all of our communities are fully vaccinated.
A NEW LIFE AWAITS
Our new residents are now enjoying life without having to cook, clean, do laundry or worry about having someone around to help them when they need it. Imagine an entire staff whose sole mission in life is to make sure you are safe, comfortable and happy in your new home. Our mission is to provide an environment that embodies the principles of Caring, Competence, Commitment and Constancy.
All of our employees are required to wear personal protective equipment (masks, gloves and gowns where appropriate), have their temperatures taken when they arrive for work and are tested once a week. Our residents are tested if they are symptomatic. Cleaning and sanitizing goes on continuously. We have recently contracted with a renowned infectious disease consultant who reviews all our procedures and is available for questions and updates. Beyond COVID precautions, all of our residents receive personalized Wellness assessments and have access to our nursing staff and third-party practitioners who come to our communities regularly. Our commitment to the health and well-being of our residents began long before the Coronavirus appeared. Our COVID-19 policy is here for your perusal. Our Exposure and Outbreak Response Plan is here.
We are providing delicious and nutritious meals with in all of our restaurant-style dining rooms. We ensure that all tables, chairs, dishes and serving vessels are being cleaned and sanitized. Utensils are carefully wrapped. Residents may also elect to receive meals in their apartments.
OUR SAFETY PROTOCOLS
Because the health and safety of Chelsea residents and staff are paramount, we will continue a proactive and strident approach to infection control and prevention to ensure protocols are appropriately responsive to what has been and will most likely continue to be a fluid landscape.
Here is a summary of our established safety protocols:
- Early identification of infection through ongoing interval COVID-19 testing
- Infection control protocols to prevent the spread of COVID-19 infection (hand hygiene, face masks; social distancing (when applicable); decontamination procedure prior to and post-visit)
- Visitor screening and informed consents prior to the visit
- Visitor education prior to the visit
YOUR COMMUNITY, YOUR FRIENDS
Your new home isn’t just an apartment and three meals a day. It is a vibrant, new community with the potential of new friends and experiences. We celebrate birthdays together, throw themed parties and events, get together for daily Happy Hour, and have a multitude of daily activities to choose from.
STAYING IN TOUCH
We closely follow guidance from the CDC and the New Jersey and New York Departments of Health. We respond quickly to new requirements and communicate them immediately to our residents, families and staff. Our robust safety and communications protocols will remain in effect for the foreseeable future.
When it’s all said and done, you can be confident that Chelsea Senior Living is the best place for you or your loved one.
We know how to do this.