COVID-19 Restrictions to Continue at CHI Living Communities

Although some cities are beginning to relax their stay-at-home orders, CHI Living Communities will continue restricting visitors in order to keep our residents safe during the pandemic.

The elderly are at higher risk for contracting COVID-19 and may have worse outcomes. Therefore, our facilities must continue our current preventive measures to help prevent the spread of the virus.

They include:

  • Restricting visitors, except for those visiting residents who are dying; their visitors will be screened, wear a facemask, and will be escorted to their loved one’s room, limiting their access to other parts of the facility. 
  • Continuing to suspend group activities and practicing social distancing.
  • Delivering mail and meals directly to residencies;
  • Consistently monitoring all residents and employees for symptoms;
  • Placing residents who show signs in isolation, and sending employees with symptoms home for self-quarantine.
  • Requiring all staff to wear facemasks, as well as other personal protective equipment as recommended; and
  • Remaining extra vigilant about best infection control practices, such as frequent handwashing and disinfecting common surfaces often.

Visitation restrictions will remain in place until public health officials recommend otherwise. We will notify residents and their families in advance of our doors re-opening for visitors.

We understand these temporary measures are very difficult for our residents and families. We greatly appreciate everyone’s patience!

Our activity directors and other employees are working to make sure each of our residents has lots of activities to keep them engaged and connected.

We also encourage all family members and friends to stay in touch by calling often and using FaceTime or Skype, and sending cards and notes frequently. By working together, we will get through this!