What Are the Advantages of Senior Living Communities Since COVID-19?

Senior couple enjoying a meal outside

It’s been a long, challenging 15 months since the first case of COVID-19 appeared in Washington state. Although we’re not out of the woods yet, the future looks much brighter today than it did just a few months ago. The vaccine rollout has helped. We also know much more about how the virus is spread and how to protect ourselves and others.

Support you can count on in any event.

At senior living communities managed by Life Care Services®, decisive leadership and a proactive approach created a controlled environment where everyone felt safe compared to the outside world. Staff were screened for the virus. Visits to the community were halted. Dining venues were shut down, and meals were delivered to residents’ doors. Classes moved online, to in-house TV channels, or outdoors when weather permitted. If residents needed groceries or a prescription filled, they could put in their order and staff members would get what they needed so residents didn’t have to risk going out themselves.

Throughout the stay-at-home period, staff members kept spirits high. Treats were delivered to residents’ doors to celebrate birthdays, anniversaries and holidays. Joyful parades and musical performances could be viewed from residents’ balconies. A sense of community blossomed as residents did their part to keep neighbors safe.

Priority access to vaccines.

When vaccines became available, Rolling Green Village residents were among the first to get them. They didn’t have to scramble to register for an appointment. Everything was arranged for them. All they had to do was roll up their sleeves.

Now that residents and staff have been vaccinated, we’re looking forward to group classes, dining together and socializing again. New health and safety protocols have also been put in place. Called EverSafe 360°™, this program includes:

  • HEPA filters to improve air quality in high-traffic areas
  • Enhanced cleaning practices, such as electrostatic spraying and UV light to disinfect surfaces
  • Using technology to address isolation
  • Telemedicine that allows greater access to care without the risk of in-person visits

Enjoy a higher quality of life.

All the reasons for moving to a retirement community pre-COVID still make sense for older adults who want an independent lifestyle without the responsibilities of homeownership. At Rolling Green Village, for example, residents never have to worry about mowing the lawn or replacing an old air conditioner. We take care of those things for you so you can spend your days doing more of what you want.

Most senior living communities also offer a wealth of services and amenities that make life easier and more enjoyable. Scheduled transportation, housekeeping, casual and fine dining venues, fitness center, pool, spa, library, salon, art studio, garden plots, life enrichment programs, and more are all part of the package. And at a Life Plan Community like Rolling Green Village, you’ll have a full range of health services on-site if ever needed.

To learn more about why Rolling Green Village is not just a safe move, but a smart move, get in touch. We’re always happy to answer any questions you may have.