If you’ve been putting off a decision about senior living, now's the time to revisit the choice
The past nine months have been lonely and frightening for many seniors and their families. Many postponed a move into senior living in 2020 due to concerns about COVID-19. Seniors who are isolated at home have missed many of their favorite activities – like enjoying meals with family and friends, volunteering or attending worship services – in an effort to stay safe.
But now, with the availability of the COVID-19 vaccine, it’s time to rethink your choices. The CDC has recommended that those living and working in senior living communities should have top priority. As federal and state authorities roll out the distribution of the vaccine, anyone living in a senior living community will have the option of getting the vaccination very soon.
Incoming residents, too, may also have priority access to the vaccine, if the new resident commits to a move-in before each community’s assigned clinic dates. Bottom line: those who choose to move into senior living will likely get the vaccine sooner than they would have otherwise, had they remained at home. But the “window” of time available for receiving the vaccine through the community is limited. Now is the time to decide!
At The Arbor Company, we believe the vaccine will allow our communities to get back to normal quickly. Safety protocols will remain in place, but residents will enjoy increased access to meal service, a full schedule of engagement and enrichment activities, socializing and other amenities. Seniors living in our communities, and their families, also enjoy peace of mind. Move into one of our communities, and you’ll have a team of caring staff members looking in on you often and making certain your needs are always met.
Keep in mind, too, that senior living communities operated by The Arbor Company have always had infection prevention measures in place. The pandemic disproportionately affects seniors, especially in cities and areas with high rates of COVID-19. That’s why we strengthened those measures with the arrival of COVID-19 in the United States. You won’t find similarly stringent measures taken in public, and you may find them extremely difficult to implement at the same high level at home. Since day one, we have been working around the clock to protect our residents and staff. Now we believe the vaccine will be a turning point in our fight against the pandemic.
If you’ve been considering senior living, don’t put off the decision any longer. Find a senior living community near you and schedule a virtual tour today.