While the COVID-19 pandemic has resulted in challenges for the senior housing industry and Franklin Park Senior Living, we have risen to those challenges and remain optimistic that our communities remain the best solution for most seniors. We have great hope for the future.
Through all the developments and changes during this pandemic, one thing has remained the same: our steadfastness in keeping our residents and employees happy, healthy and secure. Learn more about our ongoing and unwavering commitment to health and safety.
Franklin Park Senior Living communities are thrilled to be amongst the first in the country to offer the COVID-19 vaccine to our residents and employees.
All Franklin Park Assisted Living and Memory Care communities have been administered both doses of the vaccine. Vaccine distribution for all Independent Living communities is set to be completed between February and March 2021.
We have implemented meticulous cleaning and sanitizing procedures in our communities, including sanitizing with the cutting-edge disinfectant, R-Water, multiple times a day. R-Water is a health-grade sanitizer that effectively kills the coronavirus and other viruses and bacterias.
We are also doing weekly surface testing for the presence of COVID-19 using Enviral Tech testing, which detects the presence of COVID-19 up to five days before symptoms appear and allows us to locate and isolate the source quickly.
Resident and employee health is always a priority, and we’ve been screening regularly per guidelines from local, state, and federal health agencies. We screen all residents, visitors, and employees as they enter the community with appropriate temperature testing and health questionnaires. We use both COVID-19 tests and discretion to determine if a resident should be quarantined.
Amongst all regulations and guidelines, we are dedicated to keeping residents fulfilled and engaged. Where possible, dining rooms have begun to open with limited seating. If this is not possible, meals are being served directly to the resident’s apartment and enhanced to ensure they are tasty and nutritious.
Our Life Enrichment activities have resumed with social distancing and sanitization measurements enforced. We’ve also begun allowing limitation visitations with increased safety measures, including window visits, outdoor visits, and indoor visits with masks required. We will continue to closely monitor community scenarios as well as local and state guidelines to help update our Life Enrichment program.