COVID-19 restrictions across the country are easing as states work to balance reopening of the economy with efforts to keep people safe from the virus.
While many safety protocols remain in place for those we serve in our senior living communities, we’re pleased to provide a number of ways for our residents to safely connect with family and friends. These connections are vitally important to the health and well-being of those we serve. Most recently, several of our communities have begun welcoming scheduled care visits from designated Essential Caregivers.
Rose Senior Living has had an interdisciplinary Health Safety Team working full time since late February to lead our ongoing COVID-19 safety measures. The virus most dramatically impacts older adults—the people we serve every day. The risk for adverse outcomes increases at age 60, with the highest incidence of risk at age 80 and above. We continue our focus on the health and safety of those we serve and our team members, having implemented numerous safety
protocols to reduce the occurrence and transmission of the disease. And we are prepared to safely care for residents who may be on COVID precautions.
As an organization, w e are committed to transparent and timely reporting of any occurrences of the virus to our assisted living, memory care and long-term care residents, their family members, our team members, and to our state and federal health agencies. We continue to carefully follow guidelines provided by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS), and our local and state health agencies in our ongoing effort to minimize the transmission of COVID-19 in our communities.
We thank our dedicated and trained caregivers.
Together, we will combat COVID-19.
We are partnering with our state health agencies for guidance on proactive testing for residents and team members in several of our communities. This testing is a helpful tool in identifying potential asymptomatic COVID-19 positive cases that may not otherwise be identified, to support our goal of reducing the transmission of the virus at our communities.