From the earliest days of the Covid-19 global pandemic, Maplewood Senior Living has worked to maintain the health and well-being of our residents through ongoing testing, contact tracing and strict safety protocols. With a vaccine now approved and available, our residents and associates have begun to receive vaccination against COVID-19.
You can rest assured that while we feel optimistic that the vaccine will offer an extra line of defence as we continue working to protect our residents, associates and greater communities, we will remain aggressive in our approach to minimize the impact of COVID-19. Across all of our communities, infection control and prevention efforts remain a vital part of our response to COVID-19. Our dedicated Task Force continues to meet regularly reviewing and modifying already stringent safety and infection control protocols, coordinating and monitoring routine testing of all associates, and ensuring we have ample inventory of personal protective equipment available, among other efforts. Our communities remain diligent in exercising precautionary measures including: intensive cleaning and disinfecting protocols; weekly testing of all associates, private duty aides and vendors; and enhanced screening of residents and visitors. You can read more about our 9 Point Plan for managing COVID-19 on an ongoing basis.
Keeping our residents connected and engaged also remains a top priority. From the onset of this global pandemic we have been proactive in our efforts to creatively adapt and innovate the ways in which we operate our communities and keep our residents safe, engaged, and connected with loved ones. We’ve augmented our regular programming with a variety of virtual learning and engagement options to keep our residents feeling connected. Offerings include opportunities such as streaming spiritual services, live concerts, lectures, virtual tours of museums, art galleries, interactive art, and music activities. We are also offering a host of wellness activities including guided meditation, yoga, and outdoor walking groups to promote positive well-being and help reduce stress and anxiety.
For those who are thinking about senior living, we are here for you. We offer virtual visits and learning and engagement options via Zoom, so you have the opportunity to see our communities and experience the lifestyle we offer without ever leaving your house! These are by reservation only, so reach out to your local community to find out what virtual experiences they’re offering this month.
We thank you for your cooperation in helping us to keep our communities healthy.