What is “New Normal” in Senior Living Communities?

Health & Wellness  |  September 2, 2021

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As highly contagious COVID variants explode across the United States, you might wonder what’s the “new normal” in retirement living?

Much like those of us who live in the broader community, retirement living residents ask, “Will I feel safe traveling this fall? Will I want to dine out or socialize with friends? What about holiday visits from family?”

However, residents at CLC/Cappella communities owned by Christian Living Communities (CLC) have an added sense of security, knowing the safety measures in place and the organization’s value of resident purpose and freedom. Residents continue to enjoy fitness classes, enriching programs, outings to local attractions, museums, and shopping, all with the culinary experiences that have become a cornerstone of connection during this challenging season.

Team members & visitors are asked to wear a mask at all times and follow stringent cleaning processes. Ongoing contact tracing protocols are in place. All who enter the Community are screened. We follow State and Federal guidelines for testing and outbreak response. Residential living residents and staff are encouraged to follow Centers for Disease Control guidelines for travel, group gatherings, and isolating if exposed. In more supportive levels of living, residents wear masks according to level of care guidance for the locality and state.

Residents can ride their bikes around campus, walk the halls to pick up a take-out meal, or dine with friends or family with the confidence that they are living in a largely vaccinated neighborhood. While this doesn’t guarantee immunity to COVID-19, studies show the higher resident and team member vaccination rates, the lower the resident COVID-19 infection rate. And for communities where team members were 100% vaccinated, resident COVID-19 deaths were nearly eliminated.
In addition, our experienced teams are coordinating vaccine booster clinics and third vaccines for immune-compromised residents.

We continue to rely on our nearly 50 years of senior care expertise and partnership with local and national health experts to support and empowering lifestyle and peace of mind for residents and their families.

We own and manage senior living communities alongside our parent company, Christian Living Communities.

Hear what Our Clients Have to Say

"When we moved to Holly Creek we thought about what is visible, such as interiors, apartment layout, dining areas, which are all very nice but after living here for a year we have discovered what is most important is the people that live here and employees, who are all so considerate and kind who are at the HEART of Holly Creek. They make Holly Creek a special place in which to live."

- Don & Carol Furuta, Holly Creek Residents

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