Life Care Communities: Offering Peace Of Mind In Uncertain TimesApril 15, 2020
How wonderful it would be if all seniors could enjoy a full-service Life Care retirement community such as Sierra Winds in Peoria, AZ. Well-deserved retirement and independence. Friends and neighbors who enjoy the same things you do. An uplifting, warm lifestyle coupled with the affordability — and peace of mind — of priority access to onsite health services. True value, especially during this challenging time of a nationwide health crisis.
Moving to a Life Care community like Sierra Winds can be your best health action plan during these uncertain times.
At Sierra Winds, everyone’s health, safety, and well-being are a foremost concern, not just during these uncertain times, but all year ‘round. The community is committed to protecting the health of all residents and staff. This includes taking preventative measures and precautions for the COVID-19 pandemic that meet or exceed recommendations from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, and state department of public health. The community also benefits daily from the management expertise of Life Care Services, an LCS Company — a pioneer of the Life Care concept and leader in the retirement industry for more than 40 years.
Besides expert senior living management, and communication, guidance, and direction from the CDC and local, state and federal healthcare entities, Sierra Winds’ 8 Dimensions of Wellness make it easier for its residents to live well, be well and enjoy a healthy, fulfilling life. Residents know that wellness is more than just health, and through carefully designed activities and programs, as well as incredible services and amenities, they pursue physical, social, intellectual, emotional, environmental, vocational, spiritual and health services objectives that help them live each day fully — and WELL.
- More specifically, illness prevention and control protocols are woven throughout the 8 Dimensions of Wellness include:
- Best practice checklists for flu and other outbreaks
- Nutritional and safety programs
- Medication management
- Exercise and fitness programs
- And more!
These all work together to help keep residents healthier and less susceptible to illness throughout the year. These benefits should help assure you that Sierra Winds’ controlled environment makes it one of the safest places for you or your loved one when disease outbreaks threaten our population.
What’s happening at Sierra Winds right now — Spring 2020?
What a good question! Of primary concern, the management of Sierra Winds is giving special attention to the emotional and social wellness of residents during this current challenging time. They realize how important being socially connected is to one’s overall well-being. They also recognize the impact that good emotional wellness and peace of mind can have on one’s psychological health. These factors are more important now than ever.
The talented professional staff at Sierra Winds in Peoria, AZ. has introduced and supports new ways for residents to connect with loved ones. In-person conversations have been replaced with phone calls, parking lot serenades, and virtual visits. Internet/Smartphone technology has allowed the community to bring family members into residents’ rooms without the risk of exposure to COVID-19.
And a very innovative activities department staff is constantly searching for activities and resources that will help individual residents stay entertained and fulfilled. Participation is virtual and includes online field trips to museums and national parks, in-room exercise programs, and other engaging activities that offer positive experiences for the residents in their own “Stay-at-Home” surroundings.
Sierra Winds’ Dining Services department continues to focus on service while avoiding current risks. They have created a personalized experience with dining delivery while preserving social distancing and providing grocery delivery for residents to minimize risk.
Prioritizing the health and safety of residents and employees
Management and staff are dedicated to new procedures and processes, as well — all aimed at keeping everyone healthy. As information about the virus is quickly changing, LCS corporate management is in constant contact with Sierra Winds through email, conference calls, and webinars regarding updates. Sharing information promptly is their primary focus for the health and safety of residents and employees. You may enjoy current information from LCS regarding COVID-19 response and preparedness measures. LCS has also opened a national hotline for information — call 855-998-4934.
It goes without saying that Sierra Winds has increased the frequency and rigor of cleaning and disinfecting within the community and have also added additional screening requirements for employees. When employees report to work, they are required to:
- Have their temperature taken upon arrival
- Respond to screening questions regarding travel, contact with others who have tested positive for COVID-19, or if they are exhibiting any illness or symptoms of an illness
- Wear a face mask at all times while within the community
- Practice good hygiene by washing hands, using hand sanitizer, and practicing social distancing
As you can see, Sierra Winds is committed to setting the highest standards when it comes to resident/employee care, communication, transparency, preparation, and keeping everyone healthy, safe and protected. Life Care communities like Sierra Winds offer a great solution for many of the concerns of older adults living on their own.
When the time is right — hopefully soon — visit Sierra Winds, where you’ll find a variety of options for independent living, an outstanding onsite health center for healthcare, if ever needed, and we’ll answer all your questions about the security of Life Care living — not just during a pandemic, but all day, every day. Call to arrange for a tour.