Laureate Group Executive Vice President, Beth Anderson, reflects on pandemic one year later: The speed at which life in our senior living communities changed in early 2020 was amazing. I wouldn’t have believed it if I hadn’t seen it with my own eyes.
Working Toward Our Future with COVID-19
Protecting the health of those in our care is our top priority. That is why we not only take direction from the CDC and DHS, but we have our own set of strict infection protocols in place. Our experience in the industry and high standards of care should make you feel confident in choosing a Laureate Group Senior Community in 2021.
We are pleased that over 90% of our residents have been vaccinated, and we will work with future residents in obtaining the vaccine prior to move-in.
As with all vaccinations, it will not be mandatory for residents who reside in one of our communities or employees who work in our organization to take the vaccine. Whether or not you choose to receive the vaccine is a decision that should be made with your healthcare professional. For more information, please refer to the CDC website: https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/vaccines/faq.html
At a LGSC you will find:
- Residents/Staff/Visitors are temped and screened upon entry into the building
- Use of face coverings per CDC guidelines
- Use of face coverings and shields by staff as an added level of protection
- Social distancing
- Enhanced cleaning protocols
- Additional screening for new move-ins and those returning from a hospital or rehab stay
Helping Seniors Stay Connected
Socialization is one of the greatest benefits for an older adult to live in a senior living community. Our older adults continue to enjoy enrichment opportunities while maintaining proper guidelines:
- Enriching smaller group activities led by staff, volunteers and outside professionals
- Dining with others
- Opportunities to visit with friends and loved ones –
- Apartment visits
- Visitation Room
- Outside Visits
- Virtual visitation
The foundation for providing the highest level of care is training and education. As CDC recommendations change, we work closely with our staff to ensure new procedures are implemented.
The Laureate Way: Insights on Assisted Living and Senior Living
Laureate Group Careers
“I have worked here 18 years and I hope to be here many more. We are like a family. I love coming to work.”
– Jennifer H.
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