Despite the pandemic, our activities programming is still extremely important to our resident’s overall health and well-being. It not only improves their physical and mental health but also provides your loved one with daily entertainment. At Surpass Senior Living, we’ve had to get creative in the way we do things, but continuing activities in a safe way has been a big focus for us. Here are some of the ways we’ve altered our policies to continue our programs in assisted living and memory care due to the pandemic.
SANITIZATION & SOCIAL DISTANCING
The main factor in continuing activities has been creating a safe environment which starts with disinfecting common areas before and after each use. Our communities have always been clean, but now we have implemented enhanced cleaning procedures based off recommendations from the CDC. Activities are also held in areas to allow enough room to comfortably socially distance from each other. Our team members are also required to wear masks within the community and residents are also strongly encouraged to wear them.
Further, team members, at each shift change, take and record their temperatures and any reading at or above the threshold requires the team member to be sent home and will not allow them to return to work without medical clearance. We also screen our residents and temperatures are checked twice daily, at minimum.
Some of our activities have changed in the way we go about them. For example, bringing activities to the resident’s door, social distancing, and requiring masks in all common areas. Some of our new activities include hallway bowling, socially distanced bingo, video chats with family, and a variety of crafts!
Although some of our activities have changed, we are still able to able to host some of our favorites like music on the patio, happy hours, and virtual lecture series. Also, movies with popcorn and snacks never get old! We laugh, we dance, we adapt and we create a loving experience for our families here at Surpass Senior Living.
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