Update Week of March 30, 2020:
We are committed to providing regular updates about how we are responding to coronavirus. To date, no one in our communities has tested positive for the virus.
To further protect our communities from coronavirus exposure, we are now checking residents’ temperatures and assessing them for symptoms twice daily. We have already been checking associates’ temperatures before their shifts. We also have been using protective equipment like masks and gloves to reduce the spread of germs, and all our communities received a fresh shipment of supplies this week.
We want to give a special thank you to all the associates working at our communities. They always work hard to make Allegro feel like home, and have been going above and beyond to implement added precautions, like increased cleaning and sanitizing, to protect our communities. They also are helping to maintain a sense of normalcy for residents, from dropping off happy hour drinks and treats, to putting together entertainment baskets filled with puzzles, games and books (see a video here). Our team also is helping residents Skype and Zoom with family so they can stay together while apart. We even helped organize a car parade for one resident’s 101st birthday (read the article here).
Rest assured that we strive to provide the best possible care for your loved ones during this challenging time. We’ll continue to post updates here and on our Facebook pages.
Update March 27, 2020:
At Allegro communities, we continue to follow CDC recommendations to protect our residents and associates from coronavirus exposure. This includes changes like serving meals in residents’ apartments instead of our community dining rooms, helping residents use online grocery ordering services, finding ways to engage residents with families virtually, and encouraging residents to follow social distancing measures. To date, no one in our communities has tested positive for the virus.
We all are making the best of this challenging situation, finding fun ways to connect with families virtually and staying entertained with individual activities. For example, our residents at Osprey Lodge took to social media to share their thoughts and advice (https://www.facebook.com/OspreyLodgeTavares) during this challenging time. We also encourage residents to enjoy the fresh air (while maintaining a safe distance from others).
We are so grateful for the dedicated and caring associates who strive to keep daily life normal for our residents.
More information about how we are responding is available below. We’ll continue to provide updates here, and will be in direct communication with families, should the situation change at their loved one’s community.
Should you need an update or have a concern, please reach out directly to your Executive Director.
Effective March 20, 2020:
Allegro continues to monitor and assess the spread of COVID-19 carefully.
To protect residents and associates, we are advising residents to follow these new restrictions around meals.
We understand that our dining rooms are social gathering places. Meals are essential to all residents because it is a common area for everyone to enjoy and communicate. However, we have made the difficult decision to close all dining venues in the communities until future notice. Residents will begin receiving in-room meal delivery service effective immediately.
The communities are working on creative ways to ensure residents continue to flourish during this time. Activities such as audiobooks, self-care packages, indoor gardening kits, virtual resources, movies, and scrapbook supplies are provided to keep residents active and thriving. More information can be found on each community’s Facebook page.
Effective March 13, 2020:
As of today, we are restricting all access to the communities by visitors, families and others with the exception of staff and medical personnel until further notice. Please contact your Community Director with questions.
Effective March 12, 2020:
As the spread of the virus continues in the United States, and seniors appear to be most susceptible to the virus, we have put further restrictions in place to protect our residents and associates. Each access point to the community will be immediately locked except for the front (main) entry door.
The health and wellness of our residents, caregivers, families, and staff in Allegro owned, operated, and managed senior living communities is our highest priority. We remain in close communication with the respective boards of health and other public health officials to make informed operational decisions. As the Coronavirus (COVID-19) situation and concerns continue to evolve, we will follow the guidance from the Department of Public Health (DPH) and the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) to implement health recommendations and share information in a timely manner.
Coronavirus Preparedness March 3, 2020
The emergence of the coronavirus (COVID-19) in China and its spread to other parts of the world has generated a great deal of news and questions over the last few weeks. Recent cases in the United States have brought this virus closer to communities than we would like.
At Allegro and the various communities managed (e.g., Alto, Avidor, Arietta, Cranes View, Osprey), we want to assure our residents and families that we are taking all of the essential precautions, and we have protocols in place to respond to any outbreak of communicable diseases within our communities.
Here are immediate action steps each community is taking to prevent, protect and prepare for the spread of COVID-19.
Preventative measures we are implementing at each community:
Each community is taking the following actions to ensure the proper supplies are on hand:
Our associates have also been reminded to practice the following:
Allegro is committed to the health and safety of residents and associates. We will monitor the spread of this virus closely and you can rest assured; we’ll be doing everything possible to protect and prevent its spread to residents.
Each of our community management teams works diligently year-round to make sure we are prepared for any type of infectious issue. We are following our protocols and will continue to communicate with residents and families if there are any changes or concerns.
If you do have any questions, please feel free to reach out to your community’s Executive Director or Community Director.