2020 has been interesting, to say the least. These uncertain times have been challenging and difficult for some, especially seniors and their family members. Older adults who require support to live independently may have found themselves facing hardships, including loneliness and the inability to get the services they need.
“Whether your older loved one lives in their own home or lives with you, 2020 has made it difficult for caregivers to provide the assistance and personal care needed while also ensuring safety,” says Doris Lea, Executive Director of Hidden Springs of McKinney, a luxury retirement community that is now open in McKinney, TX. “Assisted living is normally an option that comes to mind, but COVID-19 has caused many seniors and families to pause. Is it still safe to be in assisted living during a pandemic such as a coronavirus?”
Doris goes on to say: “We want you to know we’ve been ahead of this challenge since the beginning. After all, providing a secure place to live is what Hidden Springs was designed for. We’ve added many precautionary measures, disinfection protocols, intensive cleaning and a rigorous COVID-19 screening process on top of our already stringent guidelines for maintaining health and safety. Our preparedness and strict adherence to procedures are ultimately to provide peace of mind to our families and residents.”
In these uncertain times, the services offered at Hidden Springs of McKinney can be more beneficial than ever, says Doris. “We’re a tight-knit and insular community that provides a safe yet social place to live,” she says. “If you or your loved one needs Assisted Living or Memory Care services, you can be confident we can provide a safe place to live.”
How Hidden Springs Provides Safety and Certainty
Reduced exposure to outside individuals.
The easiest way to reduce your and your loved one’s risk of catching COVID-19 is by limiting the number of people you come in contact with. That can be incredibly difficult to do at home. Think of the sheer number of errands you have to run throughout the week, and the number of people you come in contact with. Even when wearing masks and following safety protocols, there’s a risk involved.
Hidden Springs has restricted visitors from entry to decrease exposure to residents. While this means that dropping by to see your loved one will require more scheduling than normal, it also means an increased sense of security and peace of mind for all residents and family members.
Close monitoring of staff.
Our caring staff is dedicated to providing a sterile and safe environment, which means that their health is also being closely and carefully monitored. While in the community, every Hidden Springs staff member wears medical or cloth face masks that are sterilized at our in-house laundry overnight. We also perform target testing and personal contact tracing to determine if there’s even the slightest risk of exposing residents to COVID-19. If a staff member is not 100% safe, they do not come to work. Simple as that.
A ready, steady supply of COVID-19 testing.
Hidden Springs has a relationship with a local Dallas diagnostics lab to supply COVID-19
test kits to the community and supply results of collected samples. Testing is done for any resident move-ins, employee new hires and employees exhibiting symptoms consistent with COVID-19. It’s just one more way we’re limiting virus exposure in all ways, shapes and forms.
Virtual and distanced interactions.
Obviously, a community is a community, which means that, even during covid, we do have interactions with each other. However, we have transitioned much of what we do to virtual or distanced interactions to reduce risk of exposure to COVID-19, and restricted common areas to give staff time to thoroughly decontaminate the areas. It’s important to note, though, that social distancing doesn’t mean social isolation. We’re still seeking every opportunity for our residents and staff to remain connected, engaged and socially fulfilled.
Regular sanitation and inspections.
Hidden Springs is clean, sanitary, and regularly inspected. To our already stringent guidelines, we’ve added intensive cleaning and disinfecting protocols to the entire building. It’s a big task to sanitize every surface in our community on a daily basis, but it’s definitely worth it to protect the health and safety of those who call us home.
Mandatory testing for new residents.
All new residents must have completed COVID-19 testing and received a negative result prior to moving in. Our monitoring doesn’t end there. Hidden Springs regularly screens residents for virus symptoms. Daily screening can catch cases early and prevent community spread.
Hidden Springs is doing all this … and having fun while doing it, too. “We recognize that socialization is one of the most important aspects of a community, and while we’re taking every precaution, we do try to find alternate ways to connect with each other,” says Doris. “While group activities are suspended, for now, we do provide individual activities, such as in-room or hallway bingo, to keep us together and engaged while staying safely apart.”
If recent events have taught us anything, it’s that we all need to have a plan in place for the future – a plan that provides the lifestyle that’s deserved complemented by the care and financial benefits that are needed. While these past few months have been challenging, Hidden Springs has adapted to take the evolving preventative actions needed to fight this virus. As a result, there’s no better time to trust you or your senior loved one to be living in our community.
Luxury Living in North Dallas
At Hidden Springs of McKinney, we understand how important location is to North Dallas seniors who are looking for an engaging, enriching retirement lifestyle. Located in McKinney, Texas, we are close to medical centers, arts and entertainment, outdoor opportunities and everything else you love about this area. Seniors who choose to make us their home can enjoy a range of trips, opportunities and activities while living their very best life thanks to our innovative focus on wellness.
Active Retirement Living for a Healthy Tomorrow
The Secret to a Life Well Lived awaits you at Hidden Springs of McKinney. Envisioned and developed by Madison Marquette, a company with a 25-year track record of investing in vibrant communities and a stellar reputation for developing luxury residences, you’ll discover all the possibilities your retirement brings … as well as the confidence of knowing your future is secure.
Our beautifully appointed, active retirement living community is created for those who expect more out of life. Luxury living, gracious services, resort-quality amenities, engaging programs and stunning apartments in 15-floor plans are just a few of the benefits awaiting you. And with Assisted Living and Memory Care services offered on campus, you can retire with complete peace of mind, knowing that if needs change, the care you deserve is right at home.
To learn more about Hidden Springs of McKinney and discover The Secret to a Life Well Lived, call or visit us today. We’d be happy to schedule a tour and show you just how much our location can make your retirement experience exceptional.
Call us today at 972.483.0234.