Today, families are prioritizing the health, safety, and well-being of their loved ones when considering senior living options. Safety, featured in this article, is Reason #1 of our Five Reasons to Join Hidden Springs series.
What makes our community safe?
Swift Action: At the onset of the pandemic, our community took swift action by initiating special steps including new policies and procedures to ensure our residents, staff members, and resident families were safe. Committing to providing a safe environment for residents and staff as a top priority, our operator Meridian Senior Living partnered with a laboratory to attain COVID-19 tests and procured the proper personal protective equipment, PPE, for our community such as N95 masks, gowns, gloves, sanitizing wipes, and hand sanitizers.
Safety Best Practices: At our community, safety best practices include industriously enforcing stringent infection control measures, increasing staff training and education, and implementing screening and testing. Our community adheres to all relevant guidelines from the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), as well as local and state Department of Health guidelines. Our staff members go above and beyond to provide exceptional care and customer service to their residents and resident families—that’s what makes us stand apart.
Vaccine Access: Now, with vaccine clinics underway across the country, senior living communities have priority access to the vaccine. The great news is that our community has successfully completed their COVID-19 vaccine clinics. According to The American Health Care Association and National Center for Assisted Living, COVID-19 cases declined by 48% within vaccinated senior living communities and continue on a downward trend. The administering of the vaccine demonstrates our ongoing commitment to providing a safe environment for residents and staff members. Hidden Springs is safer than ever!
Access to Care: Residents benefit from having the convenience of access to care nearby when, and if, they need it with compassionate, dedicated staff on duty around the clock. Staff members support their residents’ medical, mental, physical, nutritional, and psychosocial needs with daily care and engagement for their residents. Dedicated staff are trained to assist in daily support functions, such as bathing, dressing, medication management and especially the ability to immediately respond to emergency situations. Within the restrictions required by the current pandemic, the communities work meticulously and creatively to ensure their residents are engaged every day by providing activities such as outdoor activities, hallway exercises, gardening, crafts, and creating music. Our community offers fresh meals and snacks planned to address the specific nutritive needs of their residents while maintaining a fun and engaging environment.
Hidden Springs is truly a community of people working together to navigate the current crisis in the safest possible manner for their residents and staff members while creating the best possible environment where their residents can thrive. Stay tuned for Reason # 2: Make Friends in our Five Reasons to Join Hidden Springs series.
Contact us to learn more about what makes us safer than ever! We’re here for you.