New continuing care retirement community The Spires at Berry College in Rome, GA, has been welcoming residents in stages since June. The setting is of “tremendous value,” even — or especially — during a pandemic.
Despite an average daily increase in COVID-19 cases in Florida, Gov. Ron DeSantis has announced that the state will begin allowing outdoor visitation at assisted living communities and nursing homes, regardless of whether those facilities have coronavirus cases.
After releasing a “sneak peek” at the top 10 providers in September, LeadingAge and Ziegler have released the full LeadingAge Ziegler 200 compilation of the country’s largest not-for-profit senior living multi-site organizations, government-subsidized housing, and multi-site and single campuses.
“The first step is just asking your residents. The rest will fall into place.” That’s the advice that Theresa Perry, corporate director of wellness services for Acts Retirement-Life Communities, shared about incorporating health and wellness into senior living programming on Tuesday during the first day of the International Council on Active Aging Virtual Conference, Leadership Summit and Expo 2020.
This insidious virus has been harsh on the elderly among us – especially your residents – who are getting sick and dying in disproportionate numbers. As bad as that reality is – and it is terrible – it hardly accounts for all the pain in our midst.
The issue of mandatory vaccinations in the workplace is becoming increasingly relevant as medical experts in the U.S. anticipate that a COVID-19 vaccine will be available for distribution to the general public in soon.
The immediate necessity of telehealth due to the pandemic will diminish soon, we hope, but continued investment and use will be critical to enabling older adults to have healthcare come to them rather than them being shipped out for their healthcare, often against their, and their families’, wishes.
Catonsville, MD-based Erickson Living and National Senior Campuses on Friday announced a joint venture involving the development, management and oversight of new continuing care retirement communities across the United States.